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McDonald Optical

Eyewear and Eyecare Insurance

Mcdonald Optical

Vision & Medical Insurance for eye exams

At McDonald Optical, we accept most medical insurances for both medical visits and routine eye exams. We also accept Medicare for exams and can help you with reimbursement for glasses after cataract surgery.

Vision Insurance

At McDonald Optical, we believe that you deserve to be able to choose the glasses, including frames and lenses, that best meet your needs and desires. Since vision insurance companies limit frame selection and lens products that can be used.  We are now open-access providers and can even submit your benefits for you this includes but is not limited to Avesis, EyeMed, Davis Vision, Spectera, and VSP.

We offer discounts and out-of-network forms to those who have vision plans; please ask us how we can help you use your benefits to get “Eyewear As Individual As You.”

Flexible Spending Accounts

Many employers are offering Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options to employees.  Sometimes these are referred to as cafeteria plans and are elective, supplemental insurance savings plans.  These plans are designed to let you save money in an account, pre-tax, to pay for additional medical expenses such as eye exams, glasses, contacts, and often laser vision surgery.  Check with the benefits administrator at your work to see if you are eligible for this program.  FSAs can typically be used in conjunction with any vision insurance plan to offset any out-of-pocket costs on your behalf.

Other Payment Options

At McDonald Optical, we understand that cost is a concern when evaluating vision care providers.  We do not want cost to be an obstacle to maintaining proper eye health and good vision.  We accept various forms of payment and can discuss financing options with you before any examination.

Contact Us Today

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

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Request Your eye exam

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.