Best Optical Store

McDonald Optical

16 S. Clinton St. and Sycamore Mall in Iowa City and 2510 Corridor Way in Coralville

Mug shot of winner

McDonald Optical has been examining eyes and dispensing lenses in Johnson County since 1956 when Alfred McDonald started up the business. Upon his retirement in 1988, his sons John and Don bought the business, and the company is now owned by Reid McDonald, John's son, and there are three locations dispensing more than 1,000 different kinds of frames in all the latest styles.

What voters said:

  • “Great service, professional, in-style frames and excellent service.”
  • “Family owned and operated. Fantastic selection of haute couture frames, friendly atmosphere, fast service by experienced opticians.”
  • “Dr. O'Neill is as nice as they come!”


Runners-up: Alberhasky Eye Clinic, Eye Associates of Iowa City.

Last year’s winner:First year for this category.

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