Dr. Jonathan B. Lappen

Dr. Jonathan B. Lappen is sitting and posing for a picture in Elmwood, LA
Office Locations: Uptown

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Jonathan B. Lappen graduated from Ithaca College in New York with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He earned an additional degree in visual sciences as well as a Doctor of Optometry degree, with clinical honors, from the distinguished Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. He interned with some of the nation’s top eye care professionals at Wills Eye Hospital and Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia, Associates in Ophthalmology in Pittsburgh and Eye Doctors of Washington in Washington, DC.

Dr. Lappen returned to his wife’s home state of Louisiana in 2008 and has been in private practice ever since. He is a member of the Louisiana State Optometric Society, the American Optometric Association and the New Orleans Contact Lens Society. He specializes in comprehensive and emergency eye care and the medical management of eye disease.

Dr. Lappen enjoys running, waterskiing and watching sports. He and his wife Michelle are proud parents to their son, Matthew.

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