New Announcement - February 2, 2024

Please help us congratulate our Medical Director, Emilio M. Justo, MD, who presented his second TEDx talk in London, Ontario, Canada on February 2, 2024 at the TEDxWesternU event! The title of his talk is:

Unleashing the Drive Within: The OBSESSION Advantage to Unprecedented Success

Click Here to View Photos of TEDxWesternU Event

Once this TEDx YouTube video goes live, we will post it here!

In the meantime, please join the more than 5 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

Recognizing Your Symptoms

Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center is equipped with some of the best diagnostic technologies available. I so if you're noticing signs and symptoms of cataracts, visit one of our locations serving Phoenix, Sun City, Sun City West, Wickenburg, and surrounding areas. Making an appointment with us is a great firs step in determining the treatments you need to maintain clear, dependable vision. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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Frances after Cataract Surgery

Frances Paulsma describes her life-changing cataract surgery and upper eyelid blepharoplasty experience. The surgery improved her vision and she no longer even needs to wear glasses. She could not be more pleased with her successful cataract surgery.

What are the Symptoms of a Cataract?

The signs and symptoms of cataracts can vary dramatically between patients. One of the first indicators of age-related cataracts is a loss of clarity when reading street signs, or print on the television. The appearance of glare, halos, or starbursts around streetlights and oncoming headlights when driving at night are common symptoms of faster-growing subcapsular cataracts. We strongly advise you to make an appointment with Dr. Justo if you are experiencing:

  • Cloudy or blurred vision
  • Appearance of faded or yellowing colors
  • Glare or halos around headlights, lamps, or sunlight
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Double vision
  • Frequent changes in prescription glasses or contact lenses

Detecting Cataracts

Regular checkups with your eye doctor are as important to your health as annual physicals and routine dental cleanings. By coming in to see Dr. Justo once a year for an examination, you are giving us a chance to detect any changes in your ocular health before they become more severe. In addition to dilating your eyes, we will perform a visual acuity test to measure how well you see at various distances. We also use tonometry to measure the pressure inside your eye.

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Dealing with Symptoms

In some cases, patients can achieve clear vision in spite of cataract symptoms with a new corrective eye wear prescription, better lighting in your home or office, anti-glare sunglasses, or magnifying lenses. However, surgery is the only way to eliminate cataracts altogether. During cataract surgery, the clouded lens of your eye will be removed and replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL), a synthetic crystalline lens. We are equipped to help you achieve clear vision no matter what development stage your cataracts have reached.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Justo has more than 26 years of experience diagnosing and treating cataracts in a variety of patients. His approach to your care includes an individualized and carefully managed plan that addresses all of your ocular health needs. During your initial consultation, Dr. Justo will spend time discussing your condition and your treatment options. He will listen closely and attentively to your concerns, and take the time to answer any questions you may have. We want you to feel prepared and informed by the time you leave your first appointment.

Learn More about the Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts

If you have begun to notice symptoms of cataracts, or simply want a professional opinion about your vision and eye health, there is no better place to go than Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center. Contact one of our conveniently located offices today to make an appointment.

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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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