IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING OUR MASK POLICY

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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.

Important Update By Emilio Justo on March 20, 2020

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Important Message to Our Patients on Safety, Hours

As you may have already heard, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday evening issued an executive order mandating the halt of all elective surgeries and all surgeries not considered life saving, in order to divert supplies to emergency and life saving medical needs.

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. Due to this statewide ban, we are required to postpone immediate elective surgeries including eyelid surgery, brow lift surgery, cataract surgery and liposuction.

If your procedure has had to be postponed,  you will have received a phone call from a  member of our team. We will do our best to get surgeries in our Accredited Surgery Center rescheduled promptly once the ban has lifted.

We are still open at our regular office hours. Our Medical Director & Founder, Emilio M. Justo, M.D., will only see surgical patients on a limited basis over the next two weeks. 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.

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.

To maintain a safe atmosphere for patients and our staff, we have significantly reduced the number of patients and their family members who will be in our offices at any one time. Although we will still be seeing patients on a more limited basis, we may need to reach out to you to reschedule your appointment. Please understand if you are called and asked to reschedule that your care is very important to us, but during these unprecedented times we must put your safety as a priority.

We will be reevaluating our schedule on at least a weekly basis, if not daily.

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR IMPENDING APPOINTMENTS:

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 are escorted to your appointment by a family member, friend or driver, we ask that your escort or family member wait in the car throughout your exam to minimize the patient numbers at the clinic at any one time.

 When you check in, we will also offer you the opportunity to go back out to your car and wait for us to call you on your cell phone when we are ready to see you.

 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 very important that you wash your hands regularly, and we kindly request that you use one of our hand sanitizers on the front desk counter or the wall when you arrive.

Our hearts are behind the hard work by the medical professionals serving in emergency rooms and hospitals and all who are working to keep us well during this COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

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

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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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