Vision Answers at Last By Emilio Justo on October 30, 2019

A Couple's Journey for Vision Answers


Bonnie and James Pugh felt like they were going blind.


Between the two of them, they received one diagnosis after the other: Macular Degeneration. Cataracts.


Repeatedly, eye clinics in other cities failed to update their eyeglasses prescriptions, they said, instead diagnosing them both with one ailment after another and suggesting surgeries and treatments instead of the new eyeglasses.


Then their friend told them about Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center's Founder & Medical Director Emilio M. Justo, M.D.


"At 73 and 69, we have been wearing glasses all of our lives, and have been diagnosed with one thing after enough, or encouraged to have unnecessary treatment or surgery," Bonnie Pugh explained. "Then our dear friend told us about Dr. Justo - she insisted we go to the Arizona Eye Institute. She spoke the world of him - kind of the way I do, now!"


For the first time in years, the couple left an eye physician's office with smiles on their faces, and new eyeglasses ordered with their updated prescriptions.


"They listened to us, and cared about helping us with what we really needed right now - and that was new eyewear," Bonnie said. "I really trust Dr. Justo and his staff. They made the entire experience wonderful. And they had a variety of frames to try on for both of us."


At one point, the couple feared losing their driver's licenses and independence as they sought answers for their ailing vision, they said. The appointment with Dr. Justo was an important one for their quality of life.


"We felt like we were going blind," Bonnie said. "This is the only place that helped us with what we really need. I just love Dr. Justo!"


Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Justo if you feel you have cataracts ready for surgery.  Our Assistant Director of Optometry Dr. Manuel Zambrano also takes same day medical and vision eye exams at our Sun City location.


We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you to maintain your best possible vision!

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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.
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