The Optical Center

8:30 am to 5:00 pm M-F & Sat, by appt. only

116 W Main St
Marshalltown, IA 50158

Fax: 641-753-5292


Enhance Your Vision. Call Now!

The Optical Center of Marshalltown, IA proudly serves customers with quality eyewear at fair prices. We fill external prescriptions and provide eye exams for new prescriptions in preparing your order. Our staff strives to provide you with eyeglasses that suit your facial type and lifestyle, as well as a variety of comfortable contact lenses. After a purchase we will continue to serve you by providing prompt in-house repairs for glasses, so that you are not without proper sight for a long period. Regardless of your needs, we will help you see clearly!

About Us

ownerOwner and manager Julie Schossow is an independent certified optician with over 35 years of experience in her field. She is a native resident of Marshalltown who decided to open her own optical store in 1997 after longtime colleagues retired.



We proudly offer:

  • Eye Glasses
  • Bifocals
  • Sunglasses
  • Photochromic Lenses
  • Prescription Contacts
  • Sports Eye Wear
  • Safety Glasses
  • Progressive Lenses
  • Eye Exams

Call 1-888-700-5042 toll free for your eyewear needs today!







The Optical Center Guarantees...

  • Affordable Pricing
  • Timely Service
  • Accurate Fittings
  • Answers to Your Questions
  • Quality Service
  • Customer Satisfaction

We are committed to serving our customers to the highest degree of professionalism and quality service. Call today for an eye exam from an Independent Doctor of Optometry.


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We Offer The Following Services:
Opticians Fitted Eye Wear Customization

Opticians are trained to fill eye wear and contact prescriptions written by Ophthalmologists and Optometrist. They help with frame selection to find just the right frame for your features.

Additionally, they work with patients to determine which corrective lenses are best for your prescription needs. Our Opticians are trained professionals with many years of experience serving patients. We want to work with you to make your eyesight the best it can be.


Regardless of your facial shape, we can offer you eyeglasses to complement you. Both glass shape and color are considered. Our opticians are trained to find eye wear to suit you, whether you have a face that is:

  • Round
  • Oblong
  • Square

Our eye wear will fit your busy lifestyle. We offer the following:

  • Bifocals
  • Sunglasses
  • Polarized Glasses
  • Sports Eye Wear

We can assist you in discovering your eye wear needs.

Photochromic Lenses Contact Lenses Customer Satisfaction

Photochromic lenses are designed to adjust to changing light conditions. With photochromic lenses you do not need to worry about carrying multiple pairs of glasses. Photochromic lenses adjust to:

  • Bright Sunlight
  • Indoor Lighting
  • Dim Lighting

If you need corrective eye wear but would rather not rely on glasses, speak with one of our opticians about contacts. Contacts rest on your eye and cannot be readily seen by others. They are unaffected by rain and are convenient for wear during sporting events.

In addition to fitting you with contact lenses, we can answer questions you may have about contact care, replacements and prescriptions.

Our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with your experiences with us. We will work with you to discover your exact wishes regarding your eyewear needs. Whether you’re looking for glasses, contacts, sportswear, sunglasses or any other kind of eye wear, we can assist you.

All of our services are tailored to fit your lifestyle and your wishes. Please come to us with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have regarding your eye wear and you will see The Difference is Clear!