Intraocular Lenses

Cataract surgery involves removing the clouded natural lens of the eye and replacing it with an intraocular lens (IOL).

There are a variety of IOL types available, including monofocal, multifocal, and lenses designed for astigmatic patients.

At the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Emilio Justo can provide the best IOL for your needs. He serves greater Sun City and Sun City West.

Introducing the New AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal Intraocular Lens

AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal Intraocular LensThe Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center is proud to be among the very first eye care practices in the United States to offer the most advanced IOL yet produced, Alcon's AcrySof IQ PanOptix Trifocal Intraocular Lens. This game-changing lens became the first and only trifocal lens approved by the FDA in August of 2019. This premium lens was designed with modern life in mind, so it can allow you to effectively read on mobile devices and computer screens. The trifocal lens technology can improve vision at close, intermediate, and far distances. This new product is an exciting development in the field of cataract surgery, and Dr. Justo is excited to be able to offer it to his valued patients.

Our Team Has the Right IOL for You!

If you are suffering from cataracts, you may be researching which kind of IOL can best meet your needs. At the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, Dr. Emilio Justo has three decades of experience conducting cataract surgeries and implanting IOLs. In a consultation at one of our facilities in Sun City West, Sun City, or Wickenburg, Dr. Justo or an experienced member of his team can examine your eyes and recommend the implant that will work best to restore your vision. Schedule an appointment today by booking online or calling

(623) 975-2020



Frank Hernandez

February 2019

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Great experience with Dr Justo.. I was a bit nervous about the cataract surgery and he put me at ease on how it will be performed. He have a great staff , all are friendly and professional . Looking forward to my surgery next month .

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Lisa Marks

February 2019

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I have been hearing for the past few years from my friends about how amazing Dr. Justo is with eyelid surgery, and cataract surgery.  So when it came time for me to "go under the knife," I looked him up and gave him a call. The best part of it was, there was no knife at all! Dr. Justo offers laser surgeries!

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Types of Intraocular Lenses

At our practice, our surgeons implant different kinds of lenses based on the patient's needs and preferences. All of the standard and premium IOLs we provide are designed and manufactured by Alcon, a leading medical device company. We offer:

AcrySof IQ PanOptix Trifocal Intraocular Lens

The latest and greatest in multifocal IOL technology, the PanOptix Trifocal lens has been available in more than 70 other countries for some time now and has been clinically proven to produce excellent results. The trifocal technology can allow patients to see clearly at close, intermediate, and far distances without the need for glasses or contact lenses, and it is especially effective at enduring the lights emitted by phone and computer screens. We are proud to be one of the first eye care centers in the United States to make this treatment available to our patients.

AcrySof Toric Lens

In addition to correcting vision after cataract surgery, this lens treats astigmatism. Astigmatism is characterized by having irregularly shaped corneas, and it is a common cause of vision problems. The Toric IOL is precisely constructed to have different powers of correction in different portions of the lens, so the surgeon can orient the implant during surgery to compensate for your unique corneal shape. Like the other IOLs, Toric lenses have the potential to effectively restore your vision to such an extent that you no longer require glasses.

AcrySof IQ Aspheric Monofocal Lens Implant

This is the most common implant our surgeons place. A standard monofocal IOL effectively improves your vision at one fixed distance.  Monofocal lenses do not adapt for different distances, so if your lens is focused on faraway objects, you will still require glasses for reading or seeing close-up. Despite their limitations, monofocal lenses can make a significant difference in patients' lives, correcting the cloudy vision caused by cataracts and reducing reliance on glasses.

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How Are IOLs Placed?

Placing artificial lenses is a standard step in cataract surgery. All cataract surgeries follow the same basic timeline:


The eye is prepared for surgery with eye drops and local anesthetic.


The surgeon will make a small incision in the cornea to access the lens.


Gentle ultrasound waves are used to break up the cataract.

Natural Lens Removal

The surgeon removes the pieces of the lens by suctioning it through the probe.

IOL Placement

The surgeon sends the IOL through the probe into the former position of the natural lens. The corneal incisions are so small that they do not require sutures following the procedure.

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Thanks to advanced technology with outstanding precision, this common treatment is incredibly safe, efficient, and beneficial. If you wish to reclaim the ability to see clearly and experience increased independence from corrective eyewear such as glasses following the onset of this age-related condition, we are here to help.

Jane Frey

January 2020

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What a great experience at the Arizona Eye Institute and Cosmetic Laser Center! I completed all the initial tests and then met with Dr. Justo. He explained the entire process and answered all my questions. Needless to say, everything went even better than I could have imagined!

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Beth Lucas

January 2019

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Dr. Justo really surprised me. I have never had a doctor spend so much time with me! He made me feel very comfortable about eyelid surgery and my options. It was nice that he cared so much about getting insurance to authorize the surgery as well.

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Stop Suffering from Cataracts

Cataracts make life difficult. If your vision is gradually becoming cloudy, or if you are experiencing any other changes in vision, it's time to consult a professional. When performed by experienced eye surgeons, cataract surgery safely and effectively removes cataracts and improves your vision. At the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, Dr. Justo and his team have been helping patients in the greater Phoenix area overcome cataracts for more than 30 years. 

The advanced and modern intraocular lenses provided at the AZ Eye Institute give patients superior results and have the potential to minimize your need for corrective eyewear. If you are living with cataracts, don't wait another day before scheduling a consultation with us. You can schedule an appointment by booking online or calling us at

(623) 975-2020


What Technology is Involved?

Dr. Justo and his team utilize many advanced technologies during their cataract surgeries. These include the ORA® System, which provides ultra-precise measurements of your eyes and vision. Dr. Justo and his team use this technology to determine the best type of implant for you, as well as its ideal power and placement. This invaluable tool helps us to maximize the likelihood of an excellent outcome and to minimize the risk of needing a revisional procedure.

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What Are the Risks of Intraocular Lenses?

Cataract surgery is a common procedure with a high success rate, and complications are rare. However, any surgery involves at least some risk. When it comes to intraocular lenses, the greatest risk is developing an eye infection. More serious risks include retinal detachment, loss of vision, or dislocation of the device. The best way that you as a patient can ensure the success of your procedure is to choose a reputable doctor with the right experience and an excellent reputation. We invite you to explore Dr. Justo's professional background to learn why so many patients throughout our area trust their ocular health to him.

How Long Does Recovery Take?

After intraocular lens placement, the full recovery time is approximately eight weeks. Your sight will probably be blurry for a few days. It's very important to avoid scratching, rubbing, or pressing on your eyes, as these actions could dislodge the artificial lens.

During recovery, Dr. Justo will prescribe special eye drops. For the best possible recovery, follow Dr. Justo's instructions regarding these eye drops, typically applying them twice a day to prevent irritation. 

We will schedule a follow-up appointment a couple of days after surgery. Our practice will also schedule a follow-up about a week later, followed by another appointment in about a month's time. We are committed to the success of your procedure and are prepared to take every measure to ensure that your recovery and your results are a success.

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Refractive Lens Exchange

While most commonly associated with cataract surgery, intraocular lenses are also utilized in other procedures, such as refractive lens exchange.

Refractive lens exchange is an elective procedure usually undergone as a preventive measure to preemptively address cataracts before they begin compromising your sight. Like cataract surgery, the procedure involves replacing the natural lens with an IOL.

Similarly to surgery for cataracts, the type of IOL used in a refractive lens exchange will vary from case to case based on the state of the eye and the goals of the surgery.

This procedure can reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, and sometimes even relieve intraocular pressure in patients with mild to moderate glaucoma.

To learn more about this procedure, or the other services provided at our practice, schedule an appointment with us today. Dr. Justo can perform a detailed ocular examination to determine if refractive lens exchange is right for you. You can book online or call us at

(623) 975-2020


Cris Brown

February 2019

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I very highly recommend Arizona Eye Institute for all of their amazing services. The staff are wonderful. They really make you feel like part of their family. Dr Justo is a top notch doctor and surgeon. I know that I am in the best hands and receiving the best care. I would recommend them to everyone I know!

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Jenn R

April 2019

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I woke up this morning with a serious eye issue and did not know what to do, until I remembered that this clinic takes same day appointments!  If I had let it go, I could have lost vision! Don't wait on your vision needs, come to the Arizona Eye Institute. You won't be disappointed!

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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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