Welcome to Eye Care Associates in Optometry

Welcome to Eye Care Associates in Optometry, your optometrist team and optical clinic in New York, NY. We offer eye care to help you preserve your eye health and see clearly. 

Eye Care and Optometry Services Tailored to Your Needs

Whether you need a routine eye exam, a lens prescription, or specialized attention for a complex issue, we're ready to assist. This includes not just typical eye exams, but also special services such as dry eye treatment, orthokeratology, and computer vision treatment.

Our eye care solutions are tailored to detect and manage any ocular conditions early on, ensuring optimal eye health. We provide thorough eye exams and contact lens exams, each executed with your individual needs in mind. For those with more specific needs, we offer hard-to-fit contact lens consultations, ortho-K vision correction, and more.

For patients seeking eyeglasses, we provide frames and sunglasses fittings. We will guide you to select frames that accentuate your features and match your personality.

Revolutionizing Eye Care in New York, NY

Our optometrist team’s knowledge of eye care, we can help treat your symptoms and better help you manage of overcome your eye health conditions. We can help recognize a range of serious health disorders, from glaucoma and macular degeneration to diabetes and more.

It can be very important that you schedule routine eye exams if you are at risk of developing certain eye diseases like glaucoma. Risk factors may include diabetes, old age, eye injury, family history, and more. These eye diseases might not present symptoms to the patient until permanent vision loss has already occurred. Thankfully, these eye diseases can be detected early using an eye exam. By getting an eye exam on a routine basis, you can check for these dangerous diseases and, if any are discovered, get early treatment that might end up saving you from losing your parts of your vision.

Get Eye Care, an Eye Exam, and More from an Eye Doctor at Our Optical Clinic

Step into a new vision experience at Eye Care Associates in Optometry in New York, NY. Join us today at our optical clinic to see how we can transform your eye care journey with our eye care services, and personalized care. Whether you need an eye exam or wish to order contact lenses, we're here to assist. Call us at (212) 583-9000 to get an eye exam and order contact lenses with an eye doctor on our optometry team. 


Meet The Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Lawrence S. Forgacs, O.D.F.A.A.O

    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.

    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.

    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.


Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

    It has been my great privilege to have Dr. Lawrence Forgacs as the “Custodian” of my vision for over 40 years.

    His professional skill and patience are legendary among his devoted patients. Dr. Forgacs has been at the forefront regarding new developments in the field of Optometry. I have been wearing conventional gas permeable contact lenses for many years which had some limitations. When the new multifocal gas permeable contact lenses became available Dr. Forgacs contacted me to say he felt these revolutionary lenses would vastly improve my vision. He was absolutely correct! These lenses provided me with the clearest vision I have ever had for close work as well as distance. They stand alone and eliminated any need for reading glasses.

    I wholeheartedly endorse the new multifocal gas permeable lenses available through Eye Care Associates and have complete confidence in Dr. Forgacs.  He is an extraordinary practitioner and is completely committed to caring for one of our most precious assets - our eyes.

    Linda P.

    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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