View map

Dr. Lawrence Forgacs, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

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

Is this doctor in your insurance network?

Enter your insurance carrier and plan

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

Awards and publications

  • Harold Kohn Memorial Award
  • Irwin M. Borish Silver Medal Award

Zocdoc awards

See you again
Rapid registration
Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1003965427

Office locations

DR. LAWRENCE S. FORGACS

425 Madison Avenue, Suite 802

New York, NY 10017

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very professional and thorough. However, I had to wait for an hour at the clinic.
Less than 1 month ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great doctor! Was able to help the issue with my eye. I would see this doctor again. Highly recommended! He takes his time with you so you are not rushed and the front desk is friendly.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Prompt and thorough. Demonstrates a superior knowledge of optometry that it takes years to develop.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great visit. Quite thorough exam. The ideal professional.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I had to wait longer than the other reviews would suggest. Dr. Forgacs was very knowledgeable but did seem rushed.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Professional, thorough, I recommend.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He is very professional and straight to the point
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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’tsure what to expect but I was satisfied with the way both Dr. Forgacs and the rest of his team took care of me!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Equipment seemed a little antiquated but he was fantastic, very knowledgeable
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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 allmy questions very thoroughly. The wait time could have been shorter but overall I recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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 werenecessary. 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.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was great! He was very efficient and also made sure to be very detailed with everything during the appointment. I would highly recommend
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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 tome (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.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The doctor was very knowledgeable, but the wait time was a bit long.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great experience - very thorough!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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, orto 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.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very knowledgeable and gave some great tips for moving forward
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was very sweet and thorough .. Explained everything in detail.. Definitely coming back ??
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Most thorough eye exam I've ever had -- will definitely return!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very professional. Excellent.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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 withmy right eye, and Dr. Forgacs put me at ease with a thorough examination to pinpoint the issue. Thank you! I highly recommend him!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More helpful than any other eye doctor I've been to.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very professional, and courteous. Gave me many best practices for taking care of my eyes.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very friendly and thorough
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
staff very professional and courteous, doctor very thorough, spent plenty of time to explain condition and remedies.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very thorough and informative.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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 makesure 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.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I have been seeing Larry for over 20 years, and I could not be happier.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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 nottry 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.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. did a great job spending enough time to go through all eyes issues. Great help from staff!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Would encourage anyone to go to this optometrist.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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. Hisstaff are friendly and just as efficient about there work as Dr Forgacs is.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
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, butthe 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.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
ZocdocFind an OptometristDr. Lawrence Forgacs, OD