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McDonald Optical

Iowa City Dry Eye Treatment

Mcdonald Optical

Clear Eyes Are Just Around The Corner

Great Iowa City Optometrists With A proven Record of Success

Doctor’s Note: If you’ve been suffering from dry eyes recently, contact your local eye doctors at McDonald Optical in Iowa City for dry eye treatment today.

What Are Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes can happen to almost anyone, and they’re a relatively simple condition with relatively simple treatments. That being said, it’s best to be aware of environmental or biological factors that can cause them to help better prevent dry eyes from springing up again; it’s also best to be mindful of what can happen if they’re left untreated.  

Causes and Symptoms of Dry eyes

Many factors can catalyze a dry eye spell. People older than fifty, women, a diet low in Vitamin A, wearing contact lenses, poor tear production, and other sub-conditions can be the underlying or contributing cause to dry eyes.

Symptoms can include, but are not limited to: stinging, burning, scratching, sensitivity to light, redness, difficulty with nighttime driving, eye fatigue or blurred vision, and several others.

Dry Eye Treatments

Most people who suffer from dry eyes only need relatively standard treatments, such as:

  • Drugs that reduce eyelid inflammation

  • Eyedrops to control cornea inflammation

  • Eye inserts that produce artificial tears

  • Tear-stimulating drugs

  • Therapies such as:

    • Closing your tear ducts

    • Unique contact lenses

    • Unblocking oil glands with warm compresses

    • Using light therapy and eyelid massage

Certain cases may require corrective surgery, but most are benign enough where few ever get it.  Schedule an eye exam and consult your local optometrists to see what step is right for you.

Who Needs Dry Eye Treatment?

Dry eyes aren’t usually a serious condition, but they are annoying, and there is a slight chance they could be a sign of a more significant issue.  Anyone afflicted with dry eyes should seek medical consultation when possible to determine what the cause is and what the remedy can be.

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.