Please help us congratulate our Medical Director, Emilio M. Justo, MD, who presented his first TEDx talk in Denver on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at the TEDxCherryCreekHS event! The title of his talk is:

Delayed Gratification: Your Superpower to Success

The TEDx Talk video is now live!  Please see the link below to view the full video, as well as photos of the event:

Dry Eye Center for Excellence in Sun City Superior Opthalmology and Cosmetic Surgery

Our Sun City, AZ, office offers personalized eye care and advanced cosmetic procedures to residents of Maricopa County and beyond.
10701 W Bell Rd
Sun City, AZ 85351

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Daniel Valdes, O.D.

Daniel Valdes, O.D.

Dr. Valdes is an accomplished medical optometrist who possesses decades of experience helping patients with holistic treatment and cutting-edge eye care technology.

Mark Yates, O.D.

Mark Yates, O.D.

With over thirty years of experience, Dr. Yates has garnered an outstanding reputation for effectively treating eye conditions among his patients, including dry eye syndrome.

Superior Care for Your Eyes and Skin

Our team’s goal is to provide patients hailing from Sun City and the surrounding communities with individualized, high-quality care. Whether you are interested in eye surgery that incorporates state-of-the-art technology or advanced cosmetic procedures, we have the skills and resources to improve the health, vision, and confidence of every patient who walks through our door.

Unparalleled Dry Eye Treatment in Sun City

Our Sun City, AZ, location is proud to act as the authority for dry eye diagnosis and treatment. Overseen by our practice’s Assistant Directors of Optometry — Drs. Daniel Valdes and Mark Yates — this location boasts state-of-the-art technology and a uniquely skilled team that helps patients combat this common disease.

Our Eye Care Services

Eye Diseases

Eye Surgery

Optical Boutique

Other Conditions

  • Astigmatism
  • Dry Eyes
  • Farsightedness
  • Nearsightedness

Hear What Patients Have to Say About Our Practice


LaJuana King

Sun City, AZ


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All staff was great. Dr. Yates was wonderful. Took time to explain my condition. I appreciated the care

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Heradia Sanders

Sun City, AZ


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I had a very positive experience at the Az Eye Institute. Both doctors and staff were friendly, helpful and very professional.

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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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