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. They specialize in individualized customer care and provide digital, high-definition lenses and unique, exclusive frame styles.

What voters said:

  • “Family owned with a great selection and friendly staff.”
  • “Very friendly and knowledgeable staff...overall best customer service in town!”
  • “Very professional and knowledgeable.”


Runners-up: Discerning Eye, Eye Associates of Iowa City.

Last year’s winner:McDonald Optical

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