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Wearing a mask while inside the practice is optional at this time.  We respect the rights of anyone who wishes to continue to wear a mask, and our team will wear masks as well upon request.  Our current mask policy reflects our ongoing efforts to support the healthiest possible environment for every patient and team member, while following closely the guidance from health officials. You can have confidence that our team members are taking every effort to maintain the health and safety of our practice at this time, including sterilizing each room between each use. We thank you for your understanding as we strive to focus on the best in care as we treat a diverse group of patients including those considered to be at higher risk.  We will get through this together.

A Strong Team

More Than 30 Years Providing Superior Standard of Care

The Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center is not your typical eye clinic. There are several things that set us apart: Our convenient on-site fully accredited surgery center, our state-of-the-art technology, our cosmetic surgeries and services, and the level of care that our strong team of doctors can provide to you and your loved ones. You can feel confident that every business decision made at this practice is done with the patients put first.

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Our Doctors
Founder & Medical Director Emilio M. Justo, M.D., works closely with Assistant Directors of Optometry Emily Marsh, O.D., and Dr. Mark Yates, O.D., using their combined decades of medical eye knowledge and experience.

A Team Of Uniquely Talented and Skilled Doctors

In the more than 32 years that the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center has provided superior vision care to the community, we have developed a unique team of talented doctors who work closely together to provide you the medical eye care you won’t find in any big box store or retail chain. As we continue to grow, as Founder & Medical Director, I am proud to have hand selected two of the few Medical Optometrists in Arizona to join me in providing you the care that you deserve. My Director of Optometry, My Assistant Directors of Optometry, Dr. Mark Yates and Dr. Emily Marsh, both possess unique medical experience, skills and training you won’t find with a typical optometrist.

Both Dr. Yates and Dr. Marsh provide the exact same comprehensive medical eye exam that I do, using the same technology we have invested in. The only service they cannot provide are your surgical procedures that I offer to you.

Difference Between a Medical Optometrist and a Retail Chain Optometrist

All Optometrists earn a Degree in Optometry. However, most then go on to provide basic refractions in order to offer customers new prescriptions and then provide new eyeglasses or contact lenses if needed. The optometrist you will find at a typical retail clinic will not be able to give you a comprehensive medical eye exam, which is an important part of your overall health care, nor can they give you the additional testing that is so vital for any diagnosis or treatment.

A Medical Optometrist continues on with their education, taking it to a new level:

  • They complete a full-time accredited postgraduate clinical residency training program with emphasis on medical optometry, similar to a medical doctor.
  • During residency, they work hands-on with patients providing medical eye care.
  • They must document significant practice of medical optometry for a minimum of two years immediately prior to their application for certification.

What If My Family Doctor Asked That I See an Ophthalmologist for My Vision Care?

Ask your doctor why they want you to have the exam. Typically, they want to get a good look at the back of your eyes (retina) to assess your health, especially if you have a condition such as Diabetes. The eyes are an important part of everyone’s health care, as your eyes reveal a lot about your health. Any good doctor will encourage you to schedule a comprehensive medical eye exam with testing. Seeing a Medical Optometrist enables you to undergo the testing your doctor is seeking for your proper care. Dr. Marsh and Dr. Yates provide the same exact exam and level of care that I offer and that your physician is seeking for you to receive. Both Dr. Yates and Dr. Marsh keep your doctor and me informed, and will schedule you to see me if you are in need of a surgery or a second opinion.

You Can See Dr. Yates & Dr. Marsh Quickly To Ensure You Stay on Top of Your Care

Together, Dr.Marsh and Dr. Yates have four decades of experience in medical vision care.  Knowing this importance, I personally selected each of them to ensure that each of our patients has his or her medical eye exam timely, while I focus my efforts on the important surgical aspects of your eye care. Both Dr. Yates and Dr. Marsh are very skilled and I’m very confident in the care they provide.

Thank You For Placing Your Trust In Our Talented Team

I know you will enjoy Dr. Marsh and Dr. Yates, and I want you to know you are like family to me, and to our entire team. We are thrilled to be growing and able to offer our unique joint skills to you. I thank you for placing your trust in my team, and I promise you will always be the most important person in the room to us. See you soon!

- Emilio M. Justo, M.D., Founder & Medical Director

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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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500 W Savage St
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