The Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center is Open

We are still open at our regular office hours at each of our three locations. Our Medical Director & Founder, Emilio M. Justo, M.D., is seeing surgical consultations. Dr. Mark Yates and Dr. Manuel Zambrano will continue to see our postoperative patients as well as any urgent and emergency patients, along with medically necessary eye exams throughout this time.


As always during the cold and flu season that we are now in, we ask that you reschedule any appointment if you feel ill, have experienced a fever within the last 24 hours or are concerned that you may have been exposed to someone with these symptoms. We will be asking screening questions as patients arrive.

If you have an urgent eye problem and feel you need to be seen promptly, our office is here for you, but we ask that you call us at (623) 975-2020 to schedule a same day appointment rather than walk in.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order mandating the temporary halt of all elective surgeries and all surgeries not considered life saving, in order to divert supplies to emergency and life saving medical needs. If your surgery must be rescheduled, one of our team members will reach out to you.

Our service to you is very important to us, so in response to this mandate, we have implemented changes to our schedule aimed at upholding high safety standards while still providing needed care.

To maintain a safe atmosphere for patients and our staff, we have significantly reduced the number of patients who will be in our offices at any one time. We respectfully request that any friend or family members wait in the car during the time that the patient is inside the office. The patient may also wait in the car until the doctor is ready, at which time we can call or text you in your car.

If you would like to try on eyeglasses, please ask one of our opticians to hand you the frames you are interested in, to ensure all frames are kept clean for you.

It is important that you know we are monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and will follow our usual OSHA guidelines for infection control. We are closely following the Center for Disease Control's recommendations as we learn more about the Coronavirus. We have increased our strong disinfection protocol and maintaining deep cleaning standards.

You are like family to us, and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.

What is Macular Degeneration and are you at risk?

Elysia Labita Sep 10, 2012

Cutting Edge Technology!  Macula Risk Testing and Information Seminars for Macular Degeneration.

As you may already know, Macular Degeneration is a devastating eye disease that has robbed millions of people of their useful eyesight.  The good news is that Age-Related Macular Degeneration (also known as AMD) can now be detected much earlier, and the best news is that there are now treatment and preventative strategies that were not available as little as one year ago!

We now are able to offer AMD patients and their families the unique opportunity to have a genetic test (that is painless and involves taking a swab sample from inside the cheek) that can help identify patients that are most likely to progress to advanced AMD with vision loss due to a genetic predisposition. This Macula Risk test is reimbursed by most healthcare insurances, including Medicare. The Arizona Eye Institute does NOT get paid for providing or interpreting the test. 

If you or your family members have been told you have AMD or your vision is deteriorating, it is with a sense of urgency that we offer and encourage you to take part in this testing so we may assist in evaluating your genetic risk. Furthermore, by identifying your own genetic risk category for developing visually disabling AMD, you are able to counsel your family’s loved ones so that they may be more pro-active in being vigilant for this potentially sight-threatening disease themselves, thereby taking advanced measures to reduce their own risk for the future.

I encourage you to share with your friends and family this remarkable advancement in DNA testing for potential vision loss from Macular Degeneration. 

We will be holding three information sessions at our Sun City West office on

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, and 11:30 AM

19052 R. H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West

If you would like to attend, please RSVP and specify which session you will be attending by contacting our office at (623) 975-2020 

or emailing us at to reserve your spot.

Space is limited, so please don’t miss this opportunity. 

We encourage you to bring a family member or friend who may be affected by Macular Degeneration.


This state-of-the-art information and breakthrough technology with DNA testing are offered to you out of our longstanding dedication and loyalty in providing the most comprehensive medical eye care for our patients. 



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