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McDonald Optical


Mcdonald Optical


Presbyopia is when your eyes gradually lose their ability to focus on nearby objects.  This condition can be brought on by poor health, but more often than not, it’s really more just a natural—albeit annoying—part of aging.  It usually begins around one’s mid-40s, and continues to worsen until about age 65.


Presbyopia occurs when the lens of your eye, which is what the cornea uses to focus the light it receives from objects, begins to harden.  The resulting inflexibility makes it more difficult for the lens to focus on close-up images, which in turn means they appear out of focus.


  • Blurred vision at normal distances.

  • Eyestrain and/or headaches after doing activities such as reading or any work that requires a close-up distance.

  • A noticeable tendency to start holding objects or materials farther away to make them clearer or more distinct.


  • There is no cure for presbyopia, but there are palliative treatments such as:

    • Reading glasses.

    • Bifocals.

    • Progressive lenses.

    • Contact lenses, including multifocals.

    • KAMRA Inlay.

      • An FDA-approved implant that a doctor will surgically place in one eye.

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Give us a call at 319-359-3307 or Book Online Here

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Iowa City's #1

Eye Care Professionals

Broken glasses?  Sore eyes?  Take a seat—with dedicated local optometrists and 65 years of experience behind us, you’re in good hands.

Our Optometrists

Dr. Julia Hibbing, OD

Dr. Scott Collings, OD


What Our Clients Say

“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.”

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.

“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.”

Ronald H.

“The care you get at McDonald Optical is personal and thorough. I know I can trust them ot take care of me and my family’s eye care needs.”

Amy M.

Why CHoose Us

Our Values

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.

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After 65 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.

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Happy Clients

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.

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Personalized Design

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.