"Life gives you signs every day; if you can't see them, you might want to wear glasses."
For 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.
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.
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.
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.
Brands We Carry
Why CHoose Us
Since 1956, we’ve set ourselves apart by offering customer services you can’t find anywhere else. And to this day, we’re intent on delivering the best optical experience for you, both the one in the store, and the one you’ll carry with you every day after you leave.
After over fifty years of business, we've had time to learn—and time to learn how to learn. So let us put what we know to work for you and your family.
Surprising and keeping our customers happy with new, innovative, and reasonable eye care and eye wear services is what we've been doing for a long, long time.
You are our most important customer. No matter what it takes, we want to get you eye care and eye wear you deserve quickly, expertly, and most importantly, just right for you.
What WE DO
Eye Care 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.
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