McDonald Optical
1638 Sycamore St
Iowa City, IA 52240-6044 Map
Phone: (319) 337-3737

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Eyewear as Individual as You

McDonald Optical may have one of the best selections of unique eye wear in the area, but Iowa City locals love McDonald Optical because they take care of their customers, eyecare and eye health needs as well. “The entire staff goes above and beyond the usual service to make sure our concerns are addressed,” says Nancy. “The optometrist spent as much time as we needed to answer all our questions.”

Darcy, another local agrees. One day, her favorite pair of glasses met their end with a hiking boot. The frame was snapped and the bows were torqued; the glasses were beyond fixing. But she brought them to McDonald Optical anyway. As she perused the price tags of new glasses...Reid McDonald, third generation owner brings back her broken pair of glasses...good as new! “I was amazed!! The crack in the frame was barely noticeable. I thanked Reid profusely, but he modestly credited the quality of the glasses frames. He implied that if it weren’t for the product, it couldn’t have worked. But I still thank McDonald Optical for setting an example of a locally owned, family business with outstanding products and fabulous customer service.”

Comprehensive Eye exams: "Your Vision is Our Vision." Book your yearly eye exam today for our Optometrists to check your vision. We'll check your visional acuity as well as the health of your eye structure.

Contact lens exams: If you hope to wear contact lenses or need a new prescription, schedule a contact lens exam with our optometrists today.

LASIK eye surgery: We’re happy to help you see your best. We can provide LASIK referral services as well as both pre- and post-precedure care.

Eye surgery: We offer referrals for a wide range of minor eye surgeries in-house.  Additionally, we can provide you and your family with excellent pre- and post-operative care.  We use only the most advanced technology to help ensure you have the best outcome possible.  In the case of cataract or other major surgeries, we will refer you to a trusted, local resource.

Hard-to-Fit contacts: If you need specialized contact lenses, let our optometrists diagnose, prescribe, and manage your hard-to-fit contact lens needs. 

Vision therapy: If your child has visual issues brought on by muscle-related concerns, let our team offer the best supportive services available.

Sports vision: From diagnosing conditions, treating them and protecting your child’s vision during sports activities, we have you covered.

Sunglasses: We offer the area's largest selection of prescribed and non-prescription sunglasses. We are happy to help you find the solution that is right for you.

Frames and lensesWe offer a well thought out selection of every day and designer frames for you to select from. McDonald Optical offers the only latest technology in eyeglass lenses from companies you trust with your vision. Let us design the perfect pair for you today! 

Since 1956 McDonald Optical has provided superior quality eyecare, frames, and customer service to Iowa City, Coralville and all Eastern Iowa residents including University of Iowa students, faculty and staff.

“As a new customer, I was so pleased with the level of service from everyone. They spent a lot of time making sure my prescription was just right and ensuring I was happy with the frames I selected. I highly recommend this family owned local business!” - Michelle