The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller
For more than 62 years McDonald Optical has been the premier optical center in Iowa. We are an award winning family owned business started in 1956 by Alfred McDonald. Two of Alfred's sons, John and Don, took over the business in 1988 following Alfred's retirement. Reid McDonald, John's son, is now the third generation owner and is committed to the family tradition.
Our office is on the east side in the Iowa City Marketplace. McDonald Optical is focused on providing only the highest quality products paired with individualized customer care. We take time to get to know you and understand your visual demands so we can provide truly personalized care.
Our optometrists provide complete eye care, including contact lens evaluations, medical exams, eye disease treatment and management. We are pleased to offer vision services for the entire family from infants to great-grandparents.
We continue our tradition by offering our customers "Eyecare & Eyewear as individual as you" while providing a unique optical experience.
Dr. Julia Hibbing, OD
Dr. Hibbing grew up on a farm near Osage, Iowa and currently lives on an acreage near Ely, Iowa with her husband, Kyle. She enjoys providing primary eye care to patients of all ages, managing ocular disease, and fitting contact lenses. She always strives to treat all patients like family. Outside of work, she enjoys watching sports, playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
-Doctor of Optometry, Southern College of Optometry - Memphis, TN
-B.A. in Biology, Luther College - Decorah, IA
-The Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry - Memphis, TN
-Wolfe Eye Clinic - West Des Moines, IA
-Vision Source Eyecare - Kansas City, MO
-American Optometric Association
-Iowa Optometric Association
-Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society
-Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society
Dr. Scott Collings, OD
Dr. Scott Collings grew up on a farm in Nevada, Iowa and attended Drake University. After attaining his undergraduate degree, he studied optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He met his wife, Dr. Kara, while in optometry school and they moved to Grinnell shortly after graduation in 2008.
Dr. Scott has been honored to receive the Dr. Irving A. Kernis Memorial Award, a Clinical Excellence Award, and inducted into the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. He is also a proud member of the Iowa Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, Knights of Columbus and a provider for the InfantSee program.
Dr. Scott specializes in full scope optometric care. He enjoys all aspects of optometry from ocular disease management such as dry eyes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, to pediatric eye care. He has 11 years of extensive contact experience and it means the world to him when he is able to improve someone’s quality of life with vision.
“I love putting a personal touch to every exam. No exam will ever be the same and I want the experience to be one like no other.”
In his free time Dr. Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and playing with their very active twins. He also loves watching and playing sports, following the Iowa Hawkeyes Football team, traveling, and running. He is proud to be a part of the local Chamber of Commerce because he believes a community with people who take pride in it will thrive.
Iowa City's #1 Eye Care Professional
Loved by Generations
"ALWAYS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. Top notch service and high quality products every time I visit. Very clean and beautiful store in downtown. I'm so glad to have found them when I moved to Iowa City.
"ALWAYS GREAT SERVICE. McDonald Optical takes care of customers as you would expect a local business, courteous and always willing to go the extra step to make customers happy.”
McDonald Optical was the Best of the Area winner
7 out of the last 8 years
"THE SUPPORT STAFF was also very personable and took care of the billing in quick order. I feel both people that I dealt with did the very best they could to take care of me. I was very happy with how everything was handled.
"THE CARE YOU GET at McDonald Optical is personal and thorough. I know I can trust them to take care of me and my family's eye care needs.
OUR CLIENTS PRAISE US
Comprehensive eye health exams: Allow our team to check your eye health at least once a year for early detection of glaucoma, diabetic retinopothy, cataracts and other eye health conditions - make an appointment today.
Contact lens exams: Schedule your contact lens exam with our team of professional contact lens specialists.
Eye surgery referrals: We’re happy to help you see your best. We can provide you with the best LASIK, cataract and other surgery referral services.
Vision therapy: If your child has vision concerns brought on by muscle-related issues, our team will offer the supportive services required.
Hard-to-Fit contacts: If you need specialized contact lenses, we're have the best hard-to-fit contact lens specialists in the area.
Sports vision: Protecting your vision during sports activities is critically important. Let's discuss the best options for your vision health and safety during your most active times.
We've got your vision covered
When you visit McDonald Optical, you’ll get the highest quality of care possible. For routine needs or vision improvement, talk to our team today.
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