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Our Iowa City Team

Our Optometrists

Iowa City's #1 Eye Care Professionals

With personal care, thorough treatment, and a hometown touch that makes things a bit easier for everyone, McDonald’s Iowa City optometrists aren’t just experts in their field—they’re experts just a couple blocks away.

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Dr. Brian Kirschling

Dr. Brian Kirschling is a graduate of the University of Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He completed a residency of Hospital-Based Optometry in Cleveland and attained Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. Prior to joining McDonald Optical, he served as Clinical Faculty at the UIHC Dept. of Ophthalmology for 18 years and has served over 22 years as a clinician at the Iowa City VA Medical Center. Dr. Kirschling brings many years of experience in managing ocular disease in a primary eyecare setting and has a keen interest in diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

Dr. Kirschling has spent many years in the service of his profession and the community. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, served as president of the Iowa Optometric Association, served as president of the Iowa Optometric Association, and was appointed by the Governor to the Iowa Board of Optometry for the Iowa Department of Public Health.  He served previously on the School Board for the ICCSD and is currently on the Board of Directors for The Foundation for the Trades, the City High Alumni Association, and Elks Lodge 590.

Brian and his wife, Jen, are both Iowa City natives and have two young-adult children. They are past members of the Hawkeye Marching Band, and are enthusiastic supporters of the Iowa Hawkeyes as well as the ICCSD music and athletic programs. For fun, Brian enjoys running marathons, golfing, watching movies, and attending or performing live music.

Call 319-337-3737 today to make an appointment to see Dr. Kirschling

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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.

Dr. Scott has been honored to receive the Dr. Irving A. Kernis Memorial Award, a Clinical Excellence Award, and inducted into the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. He is also a proud member of the Iowa Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, Knights of Columbus, and a provider for the InfantSee program.

Dr. Scott specializes in full-scope optometric care. He enjoys all aspects of optometry, from ocular disease management such as dry eyes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, to pediatric eye care. He has 11 years of extensive contact experience, and it means the world to him when he can improve someone’s quality of life with vision.


What People are saying About Our EyeGlasses Store and Eye Doctors

“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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