Recently there have been announcements among various government leaders on the topic of whether it continues to be appropriate to wear masks in very specific settings, and asking that businesses such as ours continue to review our public safety and mask requirements. As a business providing important health care services to the community, we are committed to top quality care that also prevents the spread of any illness, including COVID-19.  While we respect everyone’s personal choices surrounding this matter, the nature of our work with our patients require that we work in close proximity of each other and therefore we believe it is in the best interest of our business to continue wearing masks until further notice.  These precautions are appropriate given the demographics of many of our patients that place them in what medical experts consider “at risk” groups that are important to us to keep safe and well.
We will revisit this policy once we have more time and information to evaluate the impact the executive order has on our industry and community.  In the meantime, we respectfully ask that while you are providing us the privilege of caring for you and your loved ones, that you please respect our mask policy. Masks are required on every individual in the building, covering the mouth and nose. 
We understand that this has been a trying time for all involved, and we are all ready to get back to normal as soon as possible. We are working hard to create processes that will allow us to do so shortly. We are confident that within a short time, if we can all work together, we will return to normal. We are very excited to see your smiling faces again, soon.

A Special Gift: 'I See My Granddaughter For First Time!' By Emilio Justo on December 02, 2017

A Special Gift: 'I See My Granddaughter For First Time!' 

Kimberly Nelson did not know what she was missing.

Family has always come first to the grandmother of two, so other family emergencies typically took precedent in her schedule. So when she was diagnosed with cataracts, she pushed through life and took care of her family first, all while struggling with 20/400 vision that cataracts made all the more blurry.

"When it came time that I had to have cataract surgery, it was all the more important that I saw a doctor who understood my eyes," Kimberly says. "I had a hereditary cataract in my other eye when I was 19. I had always relied strongly on contacts or eyeglasses."

She visited multiple doctors to find one she trusted with her precious vision. She chose Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center's Medical Director Emilio M. Justo, M.D., who performed the procedure in the Sun City West accredited surgery center.

"I was just talking to a friend, and explaining to her that I did not realize how bad my vision was before surgery. I used to read a lot but couldn't read because the letters weren't working with me. Now, I can read - I can pick up a book and be happy in my own little world."

But while Kimberly is enjoying her improved quality of life, and hobbies that had become difficult, her new and dramatic vision improvement gave her the most special gift: "Since my youngest granddaughter was born, I literally have never seen her clearly. I was never able to see her face completely clear."

"After the surgery, I opened my eyes and it just hit me that I could see her really clear. All I could say was, 'Oh my God, Grandma can see you now!' It was amazing. I saw details I never knew she had."

Following her cataract surgery, says she is looking forward now to taking in every detail over the holidays, with a quality of vision that she cannot even remember enjoying. "It's been a long road, dealing with my vision throughout my life, and I am so grateful that I put my faith in Dr. Justo for such a life-changing surgery."

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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

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