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Eyecare & eyewear
as individual as you

Hometown feel, 21st Century look.   For you, by us.   Stop in to view our collections.

Mcdonald Optical

What We Do Best

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.

How Can We Help?

Eye Care Services

The highest quality of care possible by professionals in the industry.

Conditions We Treat

Decades of experience diagnosing, treating, and preventing many conditions of the eye.

About Us

Who We Are

For more than 65 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.

We are proud supporters of the Iowa City Community School District. We love to help out local kids by donating 5 eye exams & 5 pairs of prescription glasses every month to children in need.

"Life gives you signs every day; if you can't see them, you might want to wear glasses."

Pascale Dercourt

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What We Do

Optical Services

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. View all of our eyecare services here.

Specific, intensive, and dedicated eyecare therapies from trusted local optometrists.

Binocular Vision Disorder affects over 60 million people in the United States.  If you’re one of them, get the treatment you deserve at McDonald Optical.

Don’t let headaches from the screen-time you get at the office ruin your day. Come in for an evaluation and get the treatment you deserve.

They may not be for everyone, but with our wide-ranging selection and expert guidance, they could be just right for you.

If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, your vision could begin to suffer as a result. Stop by for a check-up and see what the next steps might be.

Dry eyes are simple and annoying, and taking care of them should be simple and painless. With McDonald Optical, it is.

Whether you need a diagnosis, or just good advice, swing by our offices to get some of the best local eyecare management in town.

Regular eye health and vision exams ensure that the attendant physician has enough time to spot those problems before they develop into something worse.

Get advice and guidance rom local experts so you know what to expect, where to go, and what to avoid.

LASIK is a big decision—let us help take some o the pressure off with pre- and post-op care.

One of the most effective retinal scans on the modern market.  Quick, easy, painless, and a top choice for customers like you.

Growing up is hard enough without having to worry about your eyesight. We’ll give you and your child the eyecare you both deserve that will last a lifetime.

Don’t just train your bi’s and tri’s, train your eyes to perform better than you thought they ever could before.

From allergies to glaucoma, astigmatism to cataracts, we promise at the least expert advice, and at our best, the professional care you deserve.

Iowa City's #1

Eye Care Professionals

We are dedicated to the preservation of the precious gift of sight and committed to providing the finest eye care, the best quality eyewear, and superior customer service.  We are proud to offer luxury frame collections that you can’t find anywhere else in the area. We work especially hard to find that perfect and unique style for each individual.  Our frame collections change frequently, if there is a particular style or brand you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us. 
Our Optometrists

Dr. Julia Hibbing, OD

Dr. Scott Collings, OD


What Our Clients Say

“ALWAYS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. Top notch service and high quality products evrey time I visit. Very clean and beautiful store downtown. I’m so glad to have found them when I moved to Iowa City.”

Thomas O.

“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.”

Paul S.

“The support staff was very personable and took care of the billing in quick order. I feel both people that I dealth with did the ver ybest they could to take care of me. I was very happy with how everything was handled.”