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All About McDonald Optical In Iowa City

For more than 60 years McDonald Optical has been the premier optical center in Iowa. We are a 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.

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 has 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 "eyewear as individual as you" while providing a lasting optical experience.


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