Recently, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order that lifted the state-wide mandate for masks. The order asked businesses to continue to follow CDC guidelines to continue to prevent the spread of 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.  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.

Insurance Covered Eyelid Surgery! By Beth Lucas on August 27, 2020

Did You Know Your Insurance Could Cover Upper Eyelid Surgery?


Eyelid Surgery May Be A Benefit You Already Pay!

Your medical insurance provides for many things that are life necessities. You use it to help you stay healthy and live a comfortable life.

It's a vital safety net for medical emergencies.

And in many cases, health insurance can be applied toward a popular procedure called upper blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as upper eyelid surgery.

There is a good reason for that. When your upper eyelids become droopy, they begin to impact your peripheral vision. That is a serious life and safety concern.

Many see eyelid surgery as purely cosmetic. While, yes, you regain a youthful and vibrant look when you recover the original, natural contour of your eyelid - you also gain much more valuable things: Your precious vision, and with it ability to take on tasks that you may not even realize droopy eyelids are impairing.

I have spoken to many patients who get headaches from dealing with the need to hold up their eyelids, often using their brow, or even at times their hands. In the morning, or when it is especially hot, eyelids may even stick together. Some patients stop driving because they cannot do so safely any longer. Others grow tired simply reading a book or watching TV, since droopy eyelids make you work hard to do something most of us take for granted - see clearly.

The change is often so gradual that you don't realize you are doing it until you learn about how easy it is to fix droopy lids. The procedure itself is a 20-minute outpatient surgery using a CO2 laser to safely remove excess skin. Healing is quick, and lost vision immediately returns.

My patients - both men and women - love the look of their results, but what is most important to them, and to me as their surgeon and physician, is the quality of life that they regain.

I encourage you look into eyelid surgery and how it will transform your life. You may already be paying for it through your medical benefits. And if you have employees, let them know if your benefit plans will cover it, as it could be an enormous benefit they love!

-Emilio M. Justo, M.D., Founder & Medical Director




Learn more or contact the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center at (623) 975-2020,

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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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