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

ophthalmology suiteThe 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.

Not Sure Which IOL Is Right for You? Call Today!

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.

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Theresa H.

Theresa H.

September 2019

This was my first visit to the Az Eye Institute in Sun City. I am really glad that I decided to go there. The staff at the desk was very friendly and accommodating. Dawn who is Dr. Justo's assistant was outstanding. She was very explicit giving instructions. She was very knowledgeable and I was able to understand everything she conveyed to me. She showed my husband and I two videos so we would know what to expect. She could not have been more nicer than she was to us. Dr. Justo came into the room and addressed my issue. It is very rare when a dr. admits he does not know what the problem is, but that is exactly what Dr. Justo said to me. In order to find out, he ordered a orbital ct scan for me. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Justo. He exudes such compassion for his patients. I could tell that immediately. He is very thorough and precise. I give Dawn and Dr. Justo three p's, which is pleasant, professional and proficient.
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Bradley K.

Bradley K.

August 2019

I recommend this eye care business to all staff is knowledgeable and friendly they work with you to get you on the schedule and for buying glasses from them good pricing. The one in sun city clean and inviting. If you looking to change doctor or need one give them a call
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The Types of Intraocular Lenses

At our practice, our surgeons implant different kinds of lenses based on the patient's needs and preferences. All IOLs are placed using the same surgical procedure. We offer:

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.

Multifocal lenses work similarly to bifocals, so your vision will be improved for both near and far distances. Multifocal IOLs can empower you to read a book, watch TV, and read distant signs, leading to increased confidence and independence. 

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.

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.

All of the standard and premium IOLs we provide are designed and manufactured by Alcon, a leading medical device company.

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.

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

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.

Dawn V.

Dawn V.

June 2019

I took my grandma in for an appointment to get her cataracts checked and once again Dr. Justo and his staff did not disappoint. When we got there we were greeted nicely by the front desk receptionist. There was a little wait time to see Dr. Justo but well worth it.  My grandma was very nervous she might need surgery but he put her at ease telling her that her cataracts weren't that bad and she doesn't need it until she is having difficulties in her activities and she feels ready.  I can't tell you how nice it is to have an honest doctor that doesn't just push surgery if not necessary.  We will definitely trust Dr Justo and his staff when the time is ready for her cataract surgery.
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Donna H.

Donna H.

May 2019

I have been struggling for many years with potential eye issues.  My experience with the Arizona Eye Institute has changed that.  Dr.s  Justo and Shifrin and their top notch staff have made me a happy lady. View On Yelp

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.

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What Technology is Involved?

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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.

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?

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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.

Linda M.

Linda M.

September 2018

Had cataract surgery by Dr, Justo one week ago.  Everything went smooth.  Still have some hazy sight issues, but sure time will take care of that.  Staff was great! Made you feel confidence in their abilities.
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Bill T.

Bill T.

May 2017

The Doctor (Justo) and all of his staff are very personable and obviously know what they are doing ...  I happened upon these people because my old Eye Doctor retired so I went searching on my own, got what I consider great results ...  I can hardly wait until I can see clearly again ... I am scheduled for cataract removal in the very near future, do not anticipate any problems ...
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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 vision. 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. You can book online or call us at (623) 975-2020. Dr. Justo can perform a detailed ocular examination to determine if refractive lens exchange is right for you.

Choose a Talented, Trustworthy Team

Our team of surgeons and health care professionals is committed to helping you dramatically improve your life with quality eye care. We are affiliated with several organizations, including the: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology 
  • National Board of Medical Examiners 
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology 

If you are ready to discuss your needs with one of our doctors, request a consultation online or call us at (623) 975-2020. We have offices in Sun City, Sun City West, and Wickenburg.

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Over the years, many people have asked me my secret… The answer is simple – I listen carefully and attentively.

- Dr. Emilio Justo

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Sun City West Office

19052 N R H Johnson Blvd
Sun City West, AZ 85375

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

Fax: (623) 975-7005

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(623) 975-2020

Sun City Office

10701 W Bell Rd
Sun City, AZ 85351

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(623) 876-2020

Wickenburg Office

500 W Savage St
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

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(928) 684-2020