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McDonald Optical

Primary Location
16 S Clinton St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 319-337-4995
Fax: 319-358-5707

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Welcome to McDonald Optical
Your Optometrist in Iowa City, IA.

When you need a trusted, experienced Iowa City eye doctor, turn to McDonald Optical. Our team is here to help you to get the level of eye care you need. We’ve provided eye care for over 60 years and yet we have the most up to date and modern equipment and solutions for your needs. Expect outstanding support and compassionate care from each member of our staff.

Our Iowa City Optometrists Will Take Care of Your Eyecare Needs at McDonald Optical

Reid McDonald, the owner of our practice, is a third generation owner. He’s following in the footsteps of his father, John and uncle Don, and prior to that, grandfather Al. Al opened our first office in 1956 to provide quality eyewear to the Iowa City area. Today, we offer a wide range of optical services and comprehensive eye care to meet the needs of adults and children. Our services include:

Eye and vision exams: Allow our team to check your vision at least once a year. We’ll look at your vision quality as well as the health of your eye structure.

Contact lens exams: If you hope to wear contact lenses or need a new prescription, schedule a contact lens exam with our team.

LASIK eye surgery: We’re happy to help you see your best. We can provide LASIK referral services as well as both pre- and post-care.

Eye surgery: We offer a wide range of eye surgeries and advanced technology to help ensure you have the best outcome possible.

Hard-to-Fit contacts: If you need specialized contact lenses, contact our team for them. We diagnose, prescribe, and manage hard-to-fit contact lens needs.

Vision therapy: If your child has vision concerns brought on by muscle-related concerns, let our team offer the supportive services possible.

Sports vision: From diagnosing conditions and treating them to protecting your child’s vision during sports activities, we do it all.

Sunglasses: Find the prescription sunglasses that you need here. We are happy to help you with a large collection of sunglasses available to you.

Frames and lenses: We have a large selection of lenses and designer frames available for you to select from.

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.

Hear What People Are Saying About Our Eye Doctors in Iowa City

Our eye doctors in Iowa City is committed to providing you with the very best level of care. We do this for each of our patients. That’s why we often receive testimonials like these:

Doris H wrote: “McDonald Optical has frames that no one else has in this area such as the Kawasaki brand. I've bought Kawasaki frames for several years now and I love them so much that I bought an identical frame when my prescription changed. This year I also had a refraction checkup at McDonald Optical and I am extremely happy with the checkup and results. Thank you, McDonald Optical, for your wonderful glasses and superb services. You guys are the best!”

Paul S sent us this message: “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.”

Contact Our Eye Doctors in Iowa City Today

McDonald Optical is here for all of your vision needs. Call our Downtown location at 319-337-4995 or our Sycamore location at 319-337-3737.

Reid McDonald, Owner
McDonald Optical
Iowa City, IA 52240

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McDonald Optical Hours

Downtown Hours
Day Open Close
Monday 9am 5:30pm
Tuesday 9am 5:30pm
Wednesday 9am 5:30pm
Thursday 9am 5:30pm
Friday 9am 5:30pm
Saturday 9am 2pm
Sunday Closed

Sycamore Hours
Day Open Close
Monday 10am 7pm
Tuesday 10am 7pm
Wednesday 10am 7pm
Thursday 10am 7pm
Friday 10am 7pm
Saturday 10am 5pm
Sunday Closed

Reid McDonald, Owner

Owner, Reid McDonald, is the 3rd generation owner of McDonald Optical. Following in the footsteps of his father, John McDonald, his uncle Don McDonald, and his grandfather, Al McDonald who started McDonald Optical in 1956. 



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