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.

Welcome Dr. Yates! By Emilio Justo on January 08, 2020

Dr. Yates

Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center Welcomes Dr. Mark Yates

The Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center is proud to introduce Mark Yates, O.D., as our new Assistant Director of Optometry to support our growing 30-year vision and beauty practice.

As a Medical Optometrist, Dr. Yates will oversee comprehensive medical vision exams, but also offer routine eye exams and prescriptions. He brings to the practice three decades of experience diagnosing, treating and managing routine to complex health conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, diabetic eye care and more.

Dr. Yates will work side by side with Founder & Medical Director Emilio M. Justo, M.D., who operates out of his on-site Medicare-certified surgery center, with an emphasis on customized cataract surgery and laser eyelid surgery, among other procedures.

"Dr. Yates brings three decades of passion for treating and educating patients and ensuring their vision remains strong for their best quality of life," Dr. Justo said. "As a Medical Optometrist, he has experience treating almost any vision issue, and will work side by side with me on more complex issues and surgical needs. I am thrilled at the strong team we have built to support the community"

Originally from a small town in Missouri, Dr. Yates said his parents put a great emphasis on education and instilled strong ethics in him for caring for each individual patient.

"My greatest professional enjoyment is to clearly understand each patient's specific needs, thereby allowing me to provide specific solutions to enhance my patient's lives," Dr. Yates said. "Many times the extra effort on my part results in the most rewarding experiences, both for my patient and myself."

Dr. Yates earned both his Doctorate of Optometry as well as his Bachelor's Degree in General Studies and Pre-Optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His internships range from State University of New York School of Optometry, Kansas City Veteran's Administration Hospital Eye Clinic, and University of Missouri - St. Louis School of Optometry Eye Clinic.

"Dr. Yates brings not only an incredible amount of highly skilled experience to the Arizona Eye Institute, but he also brings his kind and caring vision to make a positive difference for our community, and his ability to connect with every patient he sees," Dr. Justo said. "We are scheduling exams with him now, and I encourage you to take advantage of his unique skills and experience."

Honesty and listening are two important priorities, Dr. Yates explained, when he sees a patient. "Patients should be included in their own treatment plan to build a symbiotic long-term healthy optometrist-patient relationship that benefits everyone."

For more information or to schedule an exam, call (623) 975-2020. 

         Download Dr. Mark Yate's Bio Here

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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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