Eye Exams

Eye Exam in Pittsburgh, PA

A great eye care exam starts with understanding the patient. Here, at Lappen Eye Care, we consider everything from the health of the patients’ eyes to the impacts of lifestyle and health in order to better accommodate our patients.

What you need for your exam: Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment to complete patient paperwork. If you’re a new patient, it’s helpful to bring a copy of your most recent prescription from your previous provider.

You can also bring your current eyewear and/or a box of contact lenses for each eye showing your prescription on the label. If you have vision and/or medical insurance, please bring a copy of your insurance card. We accept most major insurances, EyeMed, VSP, UPMC, Davis, etc

What to expect from your exam: We use a wide variety of tests and procedures to examine your eyes. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to visualize the tiny structures inside of your eyes.

A comprehensive eye exam allows us to diagnose typical vision disorders, and provide early detection of diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Our doctors not only want you to enjoy excellent vision, they want to look after your total well-being.

The safety and health of our community is a top priority.

Our offices are OPEN for routine vision care (eyeglasses and contact lenses) and ocular emergency services. However, we would like to let patients and their families know that we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation and daily developments. We are relying on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Healthcare Professional Offices regarding Coronavirus.

We are encouraging sick patients to call ahead and reschedule appointments if they have any symptoms of respiratory illness, cough, or fever.  As an added precaution the following procedures will take effect immediately and continue until the foreseeable future:

    • In line with social distancing guidance, we are reducing the number of available appointments in our offices.
    • We are encouraging that only the patient and up to one family member be present for visits.
    • We will immediately bring patients back to exam rooms to limit congregation in the waiting room.
    • We encourage shipping all contact lenses directly to your home (in most cases for an annual supply of lenses, this is at NO extra charge).
    • Curbside pick-up available upon request – call from our parking lot.
    • As always, Drs. Lappen are available for telephone consultations if needed.

    • Please call our office if you have an urgent/emergent eye need. We will be able to provide you with specific appointment times.
Precautions and safety measures are taken every day to ensure the health of our patients and staff. This will continue to be a top priority at our practices.

Please do not hesitate to call our office if you have any further questions.
Drs. Lappen and Staff