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Quality eye care and personal attention are our focus at Eye Care Associates in Optometry. We are a family optometry practice that prides itself on the individual care and attention we provide all of our patients. Your entire family is welcome at Eye Care Associates in Optometry. We are located in mid town Manhattan, NY and our specialties include Comprehensive Eye Exams, Contact Lens Fitting, Glaucoma Exams, and LASIK evaluations with follow-up care. TLC Affiliated Eye Doctor. **It is required that patient bring in all prior contact lenses and eyeglass prescription to your appointment. As well the list of current Medication, Photo ID and Insurance Cards.** **PLEASE FILLED OUT THE HISTORY FORMS BEFORE COMING IN** 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! We invite you to visit our beautiful frame dispensary and choose from the latest in fashionable eyewear. We carry both affordable and high-end frames such as Prada, Pro- Design, Lafont, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Italee Rimless and many more! COLOR BLINDNESS A REVOLUTIONARY,NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT FOR COLOR BLINDNESS Color Blindness Preferred Partner Page: DYSLEXIA & READING DIFFICULTIES A REVOLUTIONARY, NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT FOR THE SYMPTOMS OF VISUAL DYSLEXIA AND OTHER READING DIFFICULTIES
Verified Patient Reviews
Great visit. Quite thorough exam. The ideal professional.
I had to wait longer than the other reviews would suggest. Dr. Forgacs was very knowledgeable but did seem rushed.
I have never had an eye exam this thorough o_O Yeah it took a while but I feel much better about my overall eye health now.
Professional, thorough, I recommend.
He is very professional and straight to the point
Despite having a bit of a wait, my visit with Dr. Forgacs was great. He didn’t make me feel rushed and did a thorough exam, explaining everything along the way. This was my first visit to an OD so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was satisfied with the way both Dr. Forgacs and the rest of his team took care of me!
Equipment seemed a little antiquated but he was fantastic, very knowledgeable
I am slog I have found Dr Forgacs! I have very delicate eyes and he is very thorough in his examinations and in his advice. The best eye doctor I have had, and i have changed a few over the years! Highly recommended
Dr Forgacs took time with me. He genuinely cared about teaching me about my eyes. His office is very old school, so I was a bit worried at first, but turns out it was the best eye appointment i've ever had. If you're looking to be in and out - this is not the place - Dr Forgacs will take his time with you because he cares!
Dr Forgacs was very knowledgeable and I appreciated that he took the conservative approach to treatment rather than the one that would have cost me more and have taken a bigger toll on me as a first step. He answered all my questions very thoroughly. The wait time could have been shorter but overall I recommend.
Incredible! The best Optometrist I've ever had. Dr. Forgacs was incredibly thorough and while it was longer than any regular visit, I left with the confidence that I'm in good hands.
Dr Forgacs is a thorough, professional eye doctor with great bedside manner. However, his office staff often do not answer the phone during office hours, making coordination difficult.
Went to Dr. Forgacs for an annual eye exam and was charged for a medical eye exam, which I did not request. During my appointment I remarked to the staff how many tests they were running and asked if they were necessary. While the staff was polite and the exams seemed through, I was charged for services I did not request. To make matters worse, when I called the office to ask for an explanation upon receiving their bill in the mail, Dr. Forgacs would not take my call. Beware of what they charge you. I do not plan on returning.
He was great! He was very efficient and also made sure to be very detailed with everything during the appointment. I would highly recommend
Dr. F's appointments take a very long time. Both times I went was there for over 2.5 hours (20-30 mins waiting but very long time with him as well). He has many gadgets and recommendations, but did not feel tailored to me (for example always tells me to exercise when I work out/run 4x per week). As a healthy person who takes care of myself, generally feel exhausted and beaten down at the end of the appointment, as though I have been scolded. I have worn contacts for 15+ years and never had this experience at other eye doctors.
Dr. Forgacs was extremely thorough and pleasant, he explained everything he was doing and why, and made sure to fully explain all options and insurance coverage as well. Everyone in his office was friendly and helpful, definitely recommend
The doctor was very knowledgeable, but the wait time was a bit long.
Great experience - very thorough!
Fast, effective, and to the point. Dr. Forgacs is busy and sees a lot of people, but he's the kind of doctor who would say a bit extra in the office for you to find a case for your glasses, or to make sure you're comfortable. The other people in the office are very friendly and understanding and will break down the details of your insurance and what it covers patiently.
Very knowledgeable and gave some great tips for moving forward
He was very sweet and thorough .. Explained everything in detail.. Definitely coming back ??
Dr. Forgacs does thorough eye exam and the advice he gave is very helpful. I am under the impression that he is very experience and knowledgeable in his field.
Most thorough eye exam I've ever had -- will definitely return!
Dr. Forgacs provided me with extremely valuable recommendations for improving my eyesight and overall well-being in addition to effectively addressing my prescription change. This was extremely refreshing and I highly recommend him. I expect to use him as my eye doctor moving forward for the foreseeable future.
Very professional. Excellent.
Wonderfully thorough in the examination! I had gone to get a prescription with an optometrist in a eyeglass shop and they did not do a thorough job which resulted in getting the wrong prescription! I was worried something was wrong with my right eye, and Dr. Forgacs put me at ease with a thorough examination to pinpoint the issue. Thank you! I highly recommend him!
More helpful than any other eye doctor I've been to.
Very professional, and courteous. Gave me many best practices for taking care of my eyes.
Very friendly and thorough
staff very professional and courteous, doctor very thorough, spent plenty of time to explain condition and remedies.
Great experience. It was my first time seeing an eye doctor in ages. His examination was thorough and fair. Office staff was very friendly as well.
Very thorough and informative.
Dr. Forgacs was the most thorough of optometrists I've been to. He took time to explain what was going on with my eyes, the possible causes, and solutions.
Dr. Forgacs is extremely professional and thorough. He was adamant that I leave with a list of actions to keep my eyes healthy, which was greatly appreciated.
He checked everything and it was really careful since I have some history in my family. He gave me advice even in terms of lifestyle to help my eye conditions that I appreciated. It was really a complete visit and I felt comfortable with him
It was fairly hassle free, although there was a bit of a wait time. I only was having a check up but doc seemed intentive and listened to my issues.
I thought Dr. Forgacs was fantastic. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. He was sympathetic to my concerns and provided me with minimally invasive solutions. I would definitely recommend him. My only advice to future patients is to make sure you have at least two hours to spare. My appointment seemed short, but I was actually there for two hours. I went for an annual eye exam.
I have been seeing Larry for over 20 years, and I could not be happier.
Had my first eye exam with Dr. Forgacs. As others have mentioned, the examination was very comprehensive and took about an hour and a half in total to complete. Dr. Forgacs was very professional and I appreciate that he did not try to cross-sell products and services during or after the examination. I would have liked to learn more about the purpose of the myriad of tests that I was subjected to and what my results were, but given that my overall diagnosis was positive I can see why he did not go into too much detail there.
The staff is friendly and accommodating! Dr. Forgacs explained any questions or concerns I had. He made sure he dissected every angle while in the patient room. Highly recommended!
The appointment was long (2+ hours) but extremely thorough. Unlike other eye doctor's offices, the majority of my appointment was spent with the doctor, who went over eye health from a-z. Highly recommended.
Dr is incredibly thorough, so visit takes longer than I typically have had with others. As long as you keep that in mind, I was very pleased with the results.
Dr. did a great job spending enough time to go through all eyes issues. Great help from staff!
Would encourage anyone to go to this optometrist.
Dr Forgacs was exceptionally terrific! He is very efficient in his work and professional as well. I don't recall ever having such a thorough exam as i did with him and i have seen other optometrist before in the past. His staff are friendly and just as efficient about there work as Dr Forgacs is.
Dr. Forgacs was very thorough and I finally felt like I've had a "complete" eye exam. He emphasized that eye health is definitely more than just "wearing glasses". Dr. Forgacs assistants were great too! Very polite and courteous!
He was a very good and extremely thorough, but I was very put off by the amount of time the appointment took. I was scheduled for 9:30- and did not leave the office until 11:45. I understand he was thorough, but the wait time was excessive. He was not checking my eyes the entire time. I was very pleased with the care and the amount of time he spend with me, but I wish his appointments came with a disclaimer so I could have prepared by supervisor at work with a better estimated time of being late to work.
Great! Very pleased. He was informative and my eyes already feel better!
I would highly recommend Dr. Forgacs. His team was friendly and professional. He gave me a thorough examination and made me feel very comfortable. All in all couldn't have asked for a better experience : )
Great experience. I didn't have to wait pass my scheduled time to be seen by the doctor. Staff very friendly and professional. great working ethics.
Dr. Forgacs was excellent and spent a decent amount of time with each exam. i never felt rushed and as he went along, he explained in detailed what he was doing.
Total professional. Confident in his diagnosis.
Great visit! Attentive, great personality and very professional.
Very thorough and helpful. Clearly explained any issues I was having.
Extremely thorough and attentive.
Loyalty means Nothing!!!
He is as thorough as people have claimed him to be. Really informative and is very good at making recommendations while listening to you and your needs.
But took 2 hours before I was outta there. The appt was for 1:15. I got there at exactly 1:15 and left at exactly 3:15 - too long!
Great guy! Knowledgeable! Concise! and Detailed visit...I'll be back for a follow up in 6 monthes!!!
Hands on and detailed with with diagnosis of my issue.
Overall pretty solid. Took a long time but worth it.
He's the Best in NYC. Service above and beyond the call of duty.
Great doctor - will definitely be my go to eye doctor. Eye exam is comprehensive and shows that he cares
Great optometrist. Wait was long.
Love going to see him. He is upfront and honest and always has your well being in mind even if it doesn't seem that way at the time.
Very, very thorough. Very friendly. I was very pleased and will definitely have Dr. Forgacs as my regular Optometrist.
Great place. Friendly staff. Dr. Forgacs was honest about what I needed to have prescription wise. No nickle and dime'n at this office.
Very thorough and intelligent examination. The optician was fantastic! She had a great bedside manner and was incredible at helping pick out frames.
Knowledgable, will likely switch to him as my primary eye doctor.
I arrived early and was taken in early. I had already undergone the initial interview and various tests by the time I should have actually arrived. Dr. Forgacs is extremely thorough. He performed many different tests. I was there a long time, but it was worth every minute to have the proper prescription and to know that my eyes are healthy.
HE WAS very through but the office forget to tell me about the effect of the drops on my vision. Thank God my daughter was with me.
I've never had a doctor take so good care of my eyes and examine everything. He gave me tips/ samples/ explained everything very detailed. His professionalism and the experience definitely made up for the 40 min wait. Way to go Dr. Forgacs
All in all a very good, thorough eye exam. The entire appointment took aboutb 2 hours which was a little long for my taste but i received top notch care so it was worth it
You have to have extra time on your hands. He's very thorough! This is great but you have to allow for the time that it'll take.
Excellent as soon as Dr Forgacs walked in, very thorough, knowledgeable -- shame the wait was long.
Overall great. He's friendly, professional, and got my eye healed up right away.
Aside from the wait, it was a perfect visit.
Excellent experience. Professional, knowledgeable, Would highly recommend.
He was terrible. He had absolutely no bedside manner or personality. Never washed his hands, or explained what he was doing. He went to put drops in my eyes with out telling me was he was putting in! I am never going back!
Dr. Forgacs seemed knowledgeable but forgetful-- my appointment started late even though there was no other patient present and twice, in the middle of my appointment, he disappeared. He also had to call me back in-- as I was ready to leave- to give me a prescription I needed, and my actual vision prescription. The latter was quite unclear-- I didn't realize this until I tried to fulfill a glasses order somewhere else. I called the office the next day, all day, and no one receptionist [there are 2-3] offered to just look up the proper prescription for me or ask the doctor even though I insisted it was a time sensitive issue [which, it was. I placed an order for glasses online and that company fulfills orders rather quickly.] I was also told that I couldn't get a contact lens prescription unless I had or brought with me my old prescription-- that makes sense for convenience sake but doesn't really make sense, practically. Dr. Forgacs should've been able to give me a new prescription for my contacts as well. There was also no optician on hand and there was very little style variety in the type of frames this location sold. While I'm okay with my general exam, I am unimpressed by the lack of service, the style of office [tons of old, autographed framed photos EVERY WHERE, and the lack of concern for patient's time or needs. I will not be returning. PS Still waiting for the office to call me back to clear up my lens prescription.....
I felt very releived after my visit. It was a pleasant experience and Dr. Forgacs and his staff were very professional
I thought my visit with Dr. Forgacs was very good. He was very thorough, and made made sure to check everything for me. His explanation of the eye exam was clear as well. I would definitely recommend him.
Entire visit takes about 2 hours. With that in mind, the guy is great.
I'm not the easiest critic but Dr. Forgacs is by far, my favorite optometrist and probably physician in general. Great bedside manner, super communicative and very knowledgeable. He takes his time to give you in-depth information and prompts you to ask the right questions about your situation. One of the few physicians that I feel really looks out for the patients' best interests.
Dr. Forgacs is very thorough in his eye examination. The entire staff is friendly and helpful.
Very straightforward, friendly - visit was quick.
Very thorough. Would highly recommend.
My biggest complaint here is the wait time -- on two visits I waited over an hour, and then spent less than ten minutes with the doctor! Dr. Forgacs is also rather brusque. On the other hand, his staff is wonderful.
I wish they had the paperwork available to prepare beforehand (via download) so I would not have had to spend time completing it in the office.
I went in to see Dr. Forgacs for a standard prescription eye exam -- nothing more. I've worn glasses/contacts for over 10 years; I've had many prescription exams. I've always been explicitly asked if I wanted a pupil dilation test and/or other services that are beyond the scope of a traditional prescription exam. For example, my former optometrist asked me to come in on the weekend for the pupil dilation knowing that I had to return to the office and that dilating my pupils would affect my vision. When I checked in, the receptionist asked for my eye insurance card. I thought it was strange that she also asked for my health insurance but I didn't question it. The receptionist asked me if I was "short on time." I said yes and that I needed to return to the office soon. She never asked me if I wanted my pupils dilated and/or other services. She just said she'd "let the doctor know that I'm short on time." I should have been more assiduous about asking why the doctor was inserting drops into my eyes and why he was taking photos during the exam. I asked him about these procedures at the end of the exam. Dr. Forgacs gave me a technical reason for why the additional services were performed but what I really wanted to know was why these services were done in the first place. He never gave me an answer. Instead, he kept insisting that he gave me the "best" eye exam. I said that I understood that but I never requested these services. When I asked him if my health insurance was going to be billed, he became defensive and said, "fine, I won't bill them then." I asked him why my vision was off and he said it's because he dilated my pupils and that it would return to normal in a few hours. When I pressed him further stating that this affects my ability to work, he became defensive. I found it frustrating that he kept deflecting responsibility, almost blaming the receptionist. He said he didn't know that I never asked for these services and that the receptionist should have asked me when I checked in. I was extremely upset at this point. When I later confronted the receptionist she too deflected and said the person confirming my appointment the day before should have asked. I called Dr. Forgacs' office and asked them to cancel the claim authorization, and they complied. I will be going to another optometrist for my annual prescription exam. I generally choose a provider based on reviews and word of mouth. I selected Dr. Forgacs because of his reviews. I want to provide the facts and I hope this will be helpful in your selection.
Dr. Forgacs was quite thorough and is clearly very experienced. Absolutely recommend him!
An excellent experience...Dr. Forgacs does a fantastic job weighing the patient's specific concerns—without judgement—and explains his consesus in a thoughtful manner formed to the patient's particular way of thinking. Even if it requires extra time. Lots of awesome strange stuff to look at on the walls as pupil's "dialated" ;), not chilly and austere like most other doctor's offices. Looking forward to the next visit!
Dr. Forgacs was very knowledgable and explained the procedures as he was going through them. The Optometry students interning with his practice were especially friendly and knowledgable as well.