Welcome to Eye Care Associates in Optometry
Your Optometrist in New York, NY

Call us at (212) 583-9000 today.

Welcome to Eye Care Associates in Optometry in New York. Dr. Lawrence Forgacs and the Eye Care Associates in Optometry team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our New York office.

Eye Care Associates in Optometry is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the New York area come to Eye Care Associates in Optometry because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Forgacs and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Eye Care Associates in Optometry, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Eye Care Associates in Optometry, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Forgacs and the Eye Care Associates in Optometry staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the New York area. Our New York optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our New York office at (212) 583-9000.

At Eye Care Associates in Optometry, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.Call us at (212) 583-9000 or schedule an appointment today online.

Offices of:

Dr. Lawrence S. Forgacs, O.D., Dr. Benjamin C. Lane, OD., Dr. Robert Maiolo, O.D., Cindy Schafran, L.O.
New York Optometrists & Licensed Optician | Eye Care Associates in Optometry | (212) 583-9000
425 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Lawrence S. Forgacs, O.D.
    Optometrist

    Dr. Forgacs's goal is to serve our patients by helping them with their personal eye health and providing them with professional and state-of-the-art eyecare. We believe that healthy eyesight is vital to a high quality of life - both of which we are committed to!

  • Dr.
    Benjamin C. Lane, O.D.
    Optometrist

    DR. BENJAMIN CLARENCE LANE is the widely reported reseacher-author who discovered the importance of diopter-hours of accommodative stimulus in myopiagenesis, the importance of the trace mineral chromium, the chromium-to-vanadium ratio, and the B-complex vitamin 'folate' in the prevention and reversal of myopia, the regulation of intraocular pressure and the energy equations of binocular accommodation, and the importance of vitamin B6 in the remodeling of Bruch's Membrane in the prevention of exudative macular degeneration.

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  • Dr.
    Robert Maiolo, O.D.
    Optometrist

    Dr. Robert Maiolo has been in practice 36 years. He is a licensed Doctor of Optometry, and is certified in Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Advanced Therapeutic Practice. He has been a National Board Examiner, staff member of St. Mary's and Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in San Francisco, Clinical Director of TLC Lasik Center and currently on the Board of Directors of ODG, the largest contact lens distribution company in the nation. His specialties include fitting of contact lenses for diseased and post surgical conditions.

    Email: [email protected]

  • Cindy Schafran, L.O.
    Licensed Optometrist

    Cindy Schafran is a licensed Optician who has been practicing with Dr. Forgacs nearly 15 years. She is up to date with all the latest lens designs and materials, allowing her to choose the best design for your prescription. You will find a unique mix of frames with plenty of color, boldness and style or very beautiful, minimalist frames. We also carry a beautiful sunwear collection for sports, beach, or just looking glamorous on city streets. Most of our sunglass frames are suitable for prescriptions. Feel free to come in and browse. We are happy to help you find the best look that suits you.

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

    As always Dr. Forgacs and his exceptional staff were timely, polite, informative and attentive. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.

    Michael D.

    As with other visits, I cannot imagine better care from the doctor or the caring staff. The eye examination was thorough, addressing all the symptoms I experiences.

    David S.

    Great, patient, and attentive service. Answers all my questions, takes a deep 'look' ha ha into medical challenges and diet modifications which will lead to better eye health.

    Dorothy K.

    Dr. Forgacs was incredibly kind and knowledgeable. His staff is polite and attentive. It was 1st time being there and the paper work and check in took 15 minutes or so, but that's fine. I definitely recommend him and I'll be back again!

    Geraldine H.

    Dr. Forgacs was very professional and helpful. You can tell her genuinely cares for his patients.

    Catherine P.

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Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

once a month call for information

Sunday:

Closed