New Announcement - July 1, 2024

Dr. Emilio Justo released his first book! The title of his talk is:

The Power of Pause: Mastering Delayed Gratification for Success

Click Here to learn more about The Power of Pause

Dr. Justo's 2nd TED Talk from February 2, 2024 is live on YouTube titled "Unleashing the Drive Within: The OBSESSION Advantage to Unprecedented Success".  Please see the link below to view the full video, as well as photos of the event:

Unleashing the Drive Within: The OBSESSION Advantage to Unprecedented Success

In the meantime, please join the more than 6 Million Viewers who have watched Dr. Justo's first TEDx talk from August 12, 2023 at TEDxCherryCreekHS titled "Delayed Gratification: Your Superpower to Success". Please see the link below to view the full video, as well as photos of the event:

Delayed Gratification: Your Superpower to Success

Expert Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery in the Greater Phoenix Area Since 1989

Delayed Gratification: Your Superpower to Success

Hello Everyone!

As promised, it’s here!

I am proud and humbled to announce that my TEDx Talk is now available to view 
on YouTube on the TEDx Talks platform, where they have over 32.9 million 

"Delayed Gratification" is #3 most-watched TEDx video of 2023, as mentioned in this article.

Emilio Justo, MD, unveils the accelerated success code by redefining delayed gratification. Enlightening his audience by sharing the discovery of the untold power of delayed gratification from his perspective as a Cuban refugee’s transformative journey reveals how patience, perseverance, and self-discipline pave the path to extraordinary achievement and unleashed success.

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Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center Improving Health, Vision, and Confidence in Greater Phoenix, AZ

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Dr. Emilio M. Justo is a skilled ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon providing cosmetic surgerynon-surgical cosmetic enhancements, and eye care treatments. He has been serving the Phoenix, AZ, area since founding our eye center in 1989, and we now have three state-of-the-art ophthalmology offices in Sun City West, Sun City, and Wickenburg.

Our goal is to provide you with personalized, dignified, and high-quality care. Whether you are interested in world-class medical eye care or our advanced cosmetic procedures, we are confident that our ophthalmologist will impress you with his expertise and friendly demeanor. If you are ready to experience an excellent level of care that attracts patients from all over Arizona, contact our practice today.

"We are not your typical ophthalmology practice." Learn About Our Approach

Dr. Justo discusses his patient care philosophy while his highly valued patients explain why Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center is the greatest comprehensive ophthalmology facility in the Phoenix area. The institute provides high-quality surgical and cosmetic eye care. With aesthetic services such as endoscopic brow lift, laser skin resurfacing, and ophthalmology services such as cataract surgery, and eyelid surgery, the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in Phoenix has something for everyone.

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Dr. Justo habla Español. Reserve una cita para conocer los servicios que ofrecemos en nuestras oficinas del área de Phoenix, AZ.

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Beth Gallant

Sun City West, AZ


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I have used services at AZ Eye Institute for many years. I have always been very happy with the eye doctors and the wonderful cosmetic professionals. Thank you, Dr. Justo, Roxanne and Stephanie!

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Denise Watts

Sun City West, AZ


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I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to both Mandy and Dr. Justo. Mandy showed exemplary kindness and caring from the beginning of my eye surgery throughout the healing process. My warmest thank you is for Dr. Justo who has given me back my smile and self confidence.He is an amazing surgeon & person.

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Restore Your Vision / Rejuvenate Your Appearance Ready to Get Started?

If you are interested in ophthalmology, optometry, plastic surgery, or non-invasive cosmetic rejuvenation, we encourage you to schedule an initial consultation at Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center. We serve patients from the Phoenix, AZ, area and beyond at our locations in Sun City, Sun City West, and Wickenburg. Our most popular services include:

Requesting a consultation with our ophthalmologist is easy. You can contact us online or simply give us a call at: 

(623) 975-2020

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Consultations with our team are informative, friendly and welcoming.

You Can Text Us! Send Us Questions and Appointment Requests 

We want to make life easier for you! Now, you can simply call or text us to schedule an appointment or consultation. We'll be standing by to answer any questions you have.

Dr. Emilio Justo

Meet Our Ophthalmologist

Dr. Emilio Justo

When it comes to cosmetic treatments and eye care, you want an ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon who is an expert. Dr. Justo is a board-certified eye surgeon with more than 30 years of experience and a mastery of the most advanced procedures in ophthalmology and plastic surgery. As the founder and medical director of Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, Dr. Justo has made a practice of adopting the safest and most precise tools and techniques in order to provide the best care for his patients.

“Over the years, many people have asked me my secret… The answer is simple – I listen carefully and attentively.”

Get to Know Our Optometrists

Mark Yates, O.D.

Mark Yates, O.D.

Assistant Director of Optometry

With more than 30 years of professional experience, medical optometrist Mark Yates has earned a reputation as a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye syndrome, and more. He values patient education and cares for each patient as a unique individual.

Daniel Valdes, O.D.

Daniel Valdes, O.D.

Assistant Director of Optometry

Optometrist Daniel Valdes brings more than two decades of experience in both routine vision care and treating advanced eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and more, to the practice. Dr. Valdes is dedicated to empowering and educating patients and often can take patients for same-day exams.

Meet Our Entire Team

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Come find out for yourself why so many trust their care to Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, serving the greater Phoenix, AZ, area. We have assembled a team of carefully selected eye doctors and professionals with the skill, experience, and compassion to help you reach your goals.

Honors & Memberships

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Praise for Dr. Justo "Excellent surgeon."

"I had eyelids surgery today. I can't say enough about how well it went. Sandy and the staff were amazing. The procedure was quick and painless. Dr. Justo is so personable. Excellent surgeon. Highly recommend." Kerry Watson, 5-Star Google Review

Life-Changing Cataract Surgery

Cataracts cause blurry and distorted vision and eventually lead to blindness. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Emilio Justo has over 30 years of experience performing cataract surgery. He has undergone in-depth training and incorporates advanced technology to ensure the safest, most effective procedure possible.

Dr. Justo is one of the most recommended ophthalmologists for cataract surgery in the greater Phoenix, AZ, area. His customized and technology-focused approach to eye surgery helps patients achieve the most accurate, precise, and life-changing results more quickly than traditional methods.

During cataract surgery, our ophthalmologist will remove the damaged lens of your eye and replace it with an advanced intraocular lens, leading to significantly improved vision.

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Cataract surgery can improve so many aspects of life, including your ability to read, drive, and focus clearly on the faces of those you love most.

Advanced IOLs

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are the artificial lenses used to replace your natural lens during cataract surgery. They can also be used for refractive lens exchanges. Our ophthalmology practice offers some of the most sophisticated IOLs available.

Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center is proud to be one of the first eye care practices in the United States to offer the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix Trifocal Intraocular Lens. Approved by the FDA in August of 2019, this groundbreaking lens can improve your vision to such an extent that you no longer require corrective lenses. It can restore your close, intermediate, and far vision, and it is designed to allow you to focus on mobile devices and computer screens.

We also offer several other types of IOLs. Our premium lens options include the AcrySof IQ IOL and AcrySof Toric.

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We stay on top of the latest developments in ophthalmology so we can continue to provide fine services, including advanced IOLs, to our patients.

"The choice was clear to me." Hear From a Real Patient

In this cataract surgery testimonial, Michael Harlan explains that cataracts made it difficult to see clearly in low-light situations. Following his cataract surgery by Dr. Emilio Justo, he was able to achieve 20/20 vision. Mr. Harlan is now able to see the world more clearly, and feels cataract surgery by Dr. Justo was the best decision of his life.

Expert Eyelid Surgery Improve Your Vision and Appearance

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Drooping eyelids can make you look aged beyond your years, and they can interfere with your vision. Individuals from across Arizona, and from all over the world, have trusted Dr. Emilio Justo to perform eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) safely and successfully. We use advanced laser technology to effectively address eyelid issues, producing beautiful and lasting results.

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Beautiful Transformations

By undergoing blepharoplasty at Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, Patricia regained her confidence, a youthful appearance, and her ability to drive at night. The procedure made her eyes appear more rested and rejuvenated.

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Could Blepharoplasty Help You?

Sagging eyelids are an incredibly common concern as we grow older. However, many people find workarounds or do not realize how severe the condition has become until it affects their everyday life. Although eyelid surgery can be performed for cosmetic concerns, it is especially powerful for individuals whose sight has been affected. In these cases, your insurance might contribute to the cost of treatment.

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Before and After Blepharoplasty Real Patient Results

While Ted's main concern was his range of vision, our ophthalmologist in Phoenix, AZ, also helped him achieve a much more alert and awake appearance around his eyes.
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Is It Time for an Eye Exam? We Can't Wait to Work With You

Routine eye exams are critical for maintaining good ocular health. During eye exams, our eye doctor and optometrists screen for eye diseases and eye conditions that can cause blurry vision and get progressively worse without treatment.

If it has been a while since your last professional eye exam, we encourage you to schedule one with the experienced optometrists at Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center. People throughout the greater Phoenix area can undergo an eye exam at any of our locations in Sun City, Sun City West, or Wickenburg, AZ.

If you have questions, you can reach out to our ophthalmology practice by filling out our online form or calling: 

(623) 975-2020

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Our eye care facilities are clean, quiet, and comfortable.

"True professional." More Great Reviews for Our Team


Lisa Irwin

Sun City West, AZ


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I've only had a consult so far but felt that I was in great hands with Dr. Morlock's years of experience and how all my questions were answered. I'm looking forward to having my eyebrows done and feel very at ease about doing them with her.

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Darcie Rogers

Sun City West, AZ


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Stephanie is a true professional! I love my new eyebrows and eyeliner on my upper and lower lids. Being able to take a Valium pull prior to the procedure really helped me relax. Highly recommend her most accomplished skills!!!

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Our Complete Eye Care Services

Care for Eye Diseases

Eye Surgery

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Other Conditions

  • Astigmatism
  • Dry Eyes
  • Farsightedness
  • Nearsightedness

Laser Cataract Surgery on News 3

Dr. Emilio Justo and Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center were featured on Channel 3 News as a leader in the forefront of laser cataract surgery. Dr. Justo uses precision lasers and imaging to execute bladeless cataract surgery carefully and efficiently. Cataract surgery gives patients renewed sight after their lenses have become clouded from this condition.

Shop Online From Home Glasses, Contacts, Skincare, and More

Are you at home, but need new contact lenses, contact lens supplies, dry eye treatment, eye drops, vitamins, Obagi medical-grade skin care, Latisse for thicker and longer eyelashes, reading glasses, or sunglasses?

You're in luck—we have an online store that gives you the convenience of shopping from home, so you don't have to come in to one of our locations in the greater Phoenix, AZ, area. Your order will be mailed directly to your house! 

Our online store carries a variety of products to benefit your vision and your appearance. We encourage you to check it out!

Review Our Ophthalmology Practice

Dr. Justo, our medical optometrists, and the entire team at Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center are grateful for the honor of providing you with the exceptional care that you need. Feel free to leave us some feedback!

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Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center

Ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon Emilio Justo founded Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in 1989. With locations in Sun City West, Sun City, and Wickenburg, AZ, we help patients from the Phoenix area and beyond improve and maintain their vision through quality eye care. Our doctors are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Ophthalmology
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The Arizona Medical Association
  • The Arizona Ophthalmological Society
  • The Phoenix Ophthalmological Society

To request a consultation, please fill out our online form or call (623) 975-2020.

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Over the years, many people have asked me my secret… The answer is simple – I listen carefully and attentively.
Dr. Emilio Justo

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