Our current mask policy reflects our ongoing efforts to support the healthiest possible environment for every patient and team member, while following closely the guidance from health officials. Masks are at this time required by all patients, visitors and staff inside our practice.  You can have confidence that our team members are taking every effort to maintain the health and safety of our practice at this time, including sterilizing each room between each use. We thank you for your understanding as we strive to focus on the best in care as we treat a diverse group of patients including those considered to be at higher risk.  We will get through this together.

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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