Emergency Services

Urgent Eye Care Pittsburgh, PA

In addition to the routine and long-term eye disease management we provide, we are able to diagnose and treat most eye emergencies and provide urgent eye care on a walk-in basis with little to no wait. And since the doctors at Lappen Eye Care are board certified optometrists, you are getting the most knowledgeable and comprehensive care right off the bat. Red eyes, pink eyes, swollen eyes, scratched eyes – we’ve seen them all and can offer the most up-to-date therapeutic options for whatever is ailing you.

No appointment is necessary and no vision insurance is required, either. This kind of urgent eye care is covered under most major medical insurance plans, which we gladly accept at all our offices. Plus, we bill your insurance carrier for a normal office visit, which usually comes with a much lower co-pay than an emergency room or urgent care clinic visit. The next time you have eye troubles, please remember the optometrists at Lappen Eye Care can give you the care you need, when you need it most.

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