New Announcement - May 21, 2024

Dr. Emilio Justo's 2nd TED Talk is now LIVE on YouTube! The title of his talk is:

Unleashing the Drive Within: The OBSESSION Advantage to Unprecedented Success

Click Here to View the Full Video and Photos of TEDxWesternU Event

In the meantime, please join the more than 6 Million Viewers who have watched Dr. Justo's first TEDx talk from August 12, 2023 at TEDxCherryCreekHS titled "Delayed Gratification: Your Superpower to Success" Please see the link below to view the full video, as well as photos of the event:

Delayed Gratification: Your Superpower to Success

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

A driven force of medical prowess, Emilio Justo, M.D., started the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in 1989 and has continued to expand into new and exciting fields of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Justo first trained as an ophthalmologist but then mastered techniques as a plastic surgeon, quickly becoming the Phoenix area's premier cosmetic and ocular surgeon with facilities in both Sun City West, Sun City, and Wickenburg. His ever-present motivation for success lies within the personal connection he forges with each of his patients:

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About Dr. Emilio Justo

Learn more about Dr. Emilio Justo, the medical director and founder of the Arizona Eye Institute and Cosmetic Laser Center. Born in Cuba, he fled the country as a refugee with his parents in 1965. Dr. Justo pursued his education in medicine and completed his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Michigan. He started his practice in 1989 in Arizona, where he still lives with his wife.

"Over the years, many people have asked me my secret for creating beautiful results and achieving excellent vision for my patients. The answer is simple: I listen carefully and attentively… By doing so, I am able to create an individualized rapport and bond with each patient that is uniquely unsurpassed, and I also make sure to relieve any concerns by answering all of your questions. The best part of my life's work is seeing the outstanding positive benefits that either visual rehabilitation thru modern cataract surgery may achieve, or the increased self-confidence and self-esteem resulting from facial or body cosmetic surgery. It's this type of human contact and positive feedback that keeps me practicing…..and smiling!"

- Emilio Justo, M.D.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Justo, please contact our plastic surgery and eye surgery team.

A Focus on Patient Care

The Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center is extremely proud of its unparalleled level of success and patient satisfaction since its founding. Many patients have graciously commended the excellent efforts of our plastic surgeon and ophthalmologist and his Phoenix-based staff. Head over to the patient gallery to get just a sample of all the patients we have helped. For further information on Dr. Justo and his team, read a few of the blog posts written about our cosmetic surgery and eye surgery practice.

"Building upon a solid foundation has allowed me to focus my attention on providing you with the type of care you demand and deserve. Nothing compares to seeing a patient walk out of my office with a smile due not only to expert cosmetic surgery, but because of a pleasurable experience as well."

- Emilio Justo, M.D.

Dr. Justo's Credentials

Doctor of Medicine

  • University of Michigan Medical School


  • State of Arizona

Board Certified

  • American Board of Ophthalmology


  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Ophthalmology


  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology


  • St. Vincent Hospital & Health Care Center - Indianapolis, IN


  • Ophthalmic & Laser Surgery, Washington Hospital Center - Washington D.C.


  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Lipo-Suction Surgery
  • Arizona Medical Association
  • Arizona Ophthalmological Society
  • Arizona Society of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Phoenix Ophthalmological Society


  • Clinical Assistant Professor - Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona, College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Optometry
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Phoenix Medical School

On the Constant Pursuit of Knowledge

"My education did not stop with medical school or residency. Treatments, medications, lasers, surgeries, and lens implants that were unheard of when I graduated are revolutionizing the fields of ophthalmology and cosmetic surgery today. That's why I continually meet and share ideas with other medical professionals of various disciplines. I stay current on the most recent techniques and include the ones that I find to be effective and proven in the care that my team and I provide."

- Emilio Justo, M.D.

Dr. Justo completes over three times the yearly required education for a surgeon within his field of practice.

Beyond the Arizona Eye Institute

Dr. Justo is not only a plastic surgeon and ophthalmologist in Phoenix; he also provides modern medical and surgical eye care to the underprivileged in Mexico and Cuba through mission trips he personally organizes.

"My family and my spiritual faith continue to inspire me to commit myself to lifelong learning inside and outside of medicine, and to share this knowledge by volunteering my clinical skills at home and abroad. I remember the first time I volunteered my services in a foreign country. Most of the people I treated could not afford one meal a day, let alone health care. When I saw the faces of those individuals who were so happy and appreciative to have someone take a sincere interest in their health, it gave me an entirely new perspective on what I do."

- Emilio Justo, M.D.

Plan a Visit with Our Plastic Surgeon and Ophthalmologist

To make an appointment, contact our plastic surgery and eye surgery specialists at the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center. Dr. Justo is looking forward to meeting you and helping you along the path to health and happiness.

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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.
Dr. Emilio Justo

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