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McDonald Optical

Iowa City Eye Surgery Co-Management

Mcdonald Optical

The Pre- and Post-Op Guidance You Deserve

Quality Care From Iowa City Optometrists

Doctor’s Note:  McDonald Optical in Iowa City offers expert eye surgery co-management from top-notch optometrists.  So before you go under the knife, call McDonald Optical today for some preliminary advice and care.

What Is Eye Surgery Co-Management?

Eye surgery has been in practice since 1800 B.C., and it’s been steadily evolving ever since. There are several procedures for different disorders and conditions, so make sure to consult your eye doctor and ask whether or not surgery is right for you, and if so, what surgery is right for you.   

Types of Eye Surgeries

  • Blepharoplasty:

    • A procedure that helps repair droopy eyelids, where the doctor makes a small incision, or removes excess skin, and helps reposition or remove fat.
  • Cataract surgery:

    • Cataracts, cloudy spots in the lens of the eye which make it difficult to see clearly, are often alleviated by removing the lens altogether and replacing it with an artificial variant.

  • Corneal Transplant:

    • The doctor will remove part of a damaged cornea and replace it with donor tissue.

  • Glaucoma Surgery:

    • A small tube known as a “shunt” is inserted into the white of the eye. The tube drains extra fluid and helps lower the eye pressure that causes glaucoma.

  • LASIK(laser in-situ keratomileusis):

    • A concentrated laser is used to shape and sculpt the cornea, which can help make vision clearer for adults who suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.

  • Retina Surgeries:

    • A wide array of corrective procedures that can help address and repair a detached or damaged retina. These are multivariate and complex, and it’s recommended that you consult your eye doctor about the specifics of what would work best for you if you’re thinking of getting retina surgery.

  • Eye Muscle Surgery:

    • Often used to correct strabismus—the condition where the eyes don’t move as a pair—this procedure helps strengthen the eye muscles by either removing sections of defunct muscles or reattaching muscles to a different point in the eye.

Is Eye Surgery Right For You?

Modern eye surgeries are far more safe and effective than their 1800 B.C. ancestors were, but they are still highly intensive procedures that should be considered, at times, as final alternatives.  Many therapies and other corrective measures can help cure or relieve eye conditions and diseases before surgery is necessary. However, if you genuinely feel that eye surgery is the last or the best possible option for you, contact your eye doctor and schedule an assessment to see what they have to say.

Contact McDonald Optical Today!

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

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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.

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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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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.