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McDonald Optical

Iowa City Presbyopia Treatment

Mcdonald Optical

Expert Eye Care, Right Here In Iowa City

Presbyopia Eye Exams from Top Iowa Optometrists

Doctor’s Note: Astigmatism is most often treated with prescription eyewear or contact lenses—both of which can be found in McDonald Optical’s trusted eyeglasses store.

What Is Presbyopia?

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 of a natural—albeit annoying—part of aging.  It usually begins around one’s mid-40s and continues to worsen until about age 65.

Presbyopia Causes

Presbyopia occurs when the lens of your eye, which 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 means they appear out of focus.

Presbyopia Symptoms

  • Blurred vision at normal distances.

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

  • Holding objects or materials farther away to make them clearer or more distinct.

Presbyopia Treatments

  • 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.

If you need an eye exam from trusted professionals for presbyopia, schedule an exam today with one of McDonald Optical’s premier Iowa City eye doctors.  

Or, if you’re looking for a high-quality pair of corrective lenses, stop by the McDonald Optical eyeglasses store—also located in Iowa City—and get the gold standard eyeglass service you deserve.

Contact McDonald Optical at (319)-359-3307 or Book Online Here.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrists to Get Computer Vision Relief Today! 

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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. Brian Kirschling, 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.