DOWNTOWN: (319) 337-4995

IOWA CITY MARKETPLACE (SYCAMORE): (319) 337-3737

 

 

 

Reid McDonald

 

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

  - Helen Keller

 

 

COMPUTER VISION

 

ABOUT US

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.

 

 

TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

 

Today, we have two locations in Iowa City. One in the heart of downtown across from the Old Capitol Building and one 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.

 

ANNETTE NICKEL, O.D.

 

Education:

Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa

The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Columbus, Ohio

 

Externships:

Associated Eye Care

St. Paul, Minnesota

OSU College of Optometry Pediatric, Low Vision, and Contact Lens Departments, Columbus, Ohio

Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio

 

Memberships:

American Optometric Association

Iowa Optometric Association

Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society

 

Major Accomplishments:

Cum Laude, OSU College of Optometry

Clinical Excellence in Low Vision Award, OSU College of Optometry

 

 

MATTHEW HOUCK, O.D.

 

Education:

BS in Physics, Purdue University

 West Lafayette, Indiana

Indiana University School of Optometry

Bloomington, Indiana

 

Externships:

Atwater Eye Care Center

Bloomington, Indiana

Lasik Pro Eye Consultants

Orlando, Florida

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Clinic

Tallahassee, Florida

Gundersen Lutheran Eye Clinic

Decorah, Iowa

 

Memberships:

American Optometric Association

Iowa Optometric Association

 

Matt has been with McDonald Optical since 2016. His education gained him clinical experience treating diverse ophthalmic conditions. In addition to primary care, Matt enjoys contact lenses and treating dry eye disease. He enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling, and cooking in his spare time.

 

Iowa City's #1 Eye Care Professional

OUR DOCTORS

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.

 

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.

McDonald Optical was the Best of the Area winner

7 out of the last 8 years

"THIS WAS MY FIRST APPOINTMENT with Dr Houck. He was very personable and explained each phase of the appointment. Very detailed and communicated in language that I felt I understood. 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.

 

Ronald H.

"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.

 

Amy M.

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.

Hard-to-Fit contacts: If you need specialized contact lenses, we're have the best hard-to-fit contact lens specialists in the area.

 

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

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.

 

Sunglasses: We carry the largest selection of prescription and non-prescription sunglasses in the corridor .

 

Frames and lenses: Simply put -- we carry the best fashion eyewear and lens brands in the industry.

 

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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TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

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