1301 S. Gilbert St. Suite C2
Iowa City, IA 52240
Mon - Tue: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Thu - Fri: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
McDonald Optical is the premier optical center in Iowa, serving the entire Midwest. We are a family owned business started in 1956 by Alfred McDonald. Two of Mr. McDonald son's, John and Don McDonald purchased the business in 1988 following Alfred's retirement. Reid McDonald, John's son, is now the third generation owner and is committed to the family tradition. There are family members involved spanning four generations. From the beginning, McDonald Optical has focused on providing only the highest quality products paired with individualized customer care. We continue our tradition by offering our customers "eyewear as individual as you" while providing a lasting optical experience.
- Binocular Vision
- General Optometry
- Ocular Disease
- Sports Vision
- Vision Therapy
- Most insurance accepted
- American Express
- Care Credit
- Traveler's Check
Certifications & Memberships
What others had to say
5 stars Robert S Featured review
I have been going to McDonald Optical since 1971. Reid and his excellent staff continue the McDonald tradition of outstanding customer service, just as Al and Don did. Several years ago I was in an early evening biking accident in which my glasses were destroyed. Reid opened the store so he could put my lenses into another frame and bring them to the hospital where I was being treated for my injuries. Try and find a chain store that would do that!
5 stars Josie W Customer since 2022
Very informative. Everything was explained thoroughly. Highly recommend.
5 stars Anonymous
Professional and friendly staff.
5 stars John W Customer since 2021
Timely and efficient
5 stars Paul S Verified customer
Excellent service, locally owned.
5 stars Margaret D Verified customer
My lenses needed adjustment. We discussed the problem can sing me blurry vision and headache. They are regrinding the lenses now.
5 stars Cynthia P Verified customer
Very pleasant and quick turn around service.
5 stars Glenda S Customer since 2017
McDonald Optical is always professional and easy to work with. Dr. Julia Hibbing is my favorite
eye doctor and I've had a number of them. She is warm and friendly and always remembers details
about me that most doctors wouldn't bother with. She's very personable yet knows the eye business.
I feel very confident when she gives me advice for my dry eye problems.
5 stars Sharon M Customer since 2021
Everyone was wonderful! To a person, they were friendly, considerate and helpful. I really enjoyed their company! Plus, they helped me pick glasses that I’ll love for a long time.
5 stars Ravin D Verified customer
Really nice to go into a business with knowledgeable staff. Very helpful and great customer service. Twe (spelling?), who helped me took a no pressure approach, and had a strong knowledge of frames and products. Rare in today’s world of e-commerce. Store was also modern and beautifully kept.
5 stars Susan F Verified customer
Friendly staff, pleased with selection, good service.
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