Welcome to Eye Care Associates in Optometry! 

At Eye Care Associates in Optometry, we take pride in using our hospitality and expertise to provide our patients with excellent eye care services. We are continuously looking for ways to improve our practice and remain the best in the area. Time and time again, our dedication and professionalism have allowed us to stay up-to-date with the most recent technologies, provide individualized services, and be the best staffed.

We understand that vision is unique, and that our eyes are our most important pathways to the world. That’s why we treat eye emergencies as well as patients with scheduled appointments. Our mission is to provide an individualized approach to each patient so that we may give you the care you deserve. As such, we make sure to communicate clearly with you, to inform you about your conditions, and to work with you in making the best decision for your care. With this in mind, we emphasize continuing to evolve with changing technologies and calling upon state-of-the-art tools and techniques. 

The services we offer include:

  • Glasses
  • Complete eye exams
  • Pre- and post-operative care
  • Glaucoma testing
  • Specialty contact lenses
  • Low vision therapy

Our most recent service updates include Specialty contact lenses and low vision therapy. Specialty contact lenses consist of a wide array of lenses that respond to a multitude of specific needs. For example, Specialty contact lenses vary in malleability depending on the shape of your eye, your issue, and more. Specialty lenses may also vary in durability depending on what works best for you. At Eye Care Associates in Optometry, it is our job to help you identify what is best for you and provide you with it. 

During low vision therapy, our goal is to help you train your eyes to let go of a bad habit. Indeed, vision problems may not always require surgery, glasses or contact lenses. If you fall under this category, your eye doctor will discuss next steps in therapy with you. Through a series of repetitive activities, low vision therapy can help fix issues such as double vision, lazy eye, and crossed eyes. 

Be at peace knowing you can get affordable care 

One of the best aspects of our office in New York is that we work with most insurance providers and offer financing in order to allow you to get the eye care you need.

Contact us today to schedule an optometry appointment! Appointments can be scheduled via phone at (212) 583-9000 or online. 

DR. LAWRENCE S. FORGACS

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