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

Reading Again

Older man reading newspaperVision After Laser Cataract Surgery

Francisco Diaz- Olea looked down at the magazine.

And he could see the words.

He grasped it in his hands. And simply - read.

It would be a normal moment, had the 77-year-old Parker, Arizona, resident not had cataract surgery that very same afternoon at the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center.

Eyes that deceived him to the point he unknowingly drove far to the right of his lane - once getting pulled over, another time tapping a mailbox over. Eyes that made him nervous when his equally nervous daughter, Elisa Diaz, would try to help him see - those eyes were suddenly zeroing in, with perfect vision - to the tiny text on those pages.

It was an improvement he never quite believed in - so used to the cloudy vision that had taken away his ability to judge distances quickly, within a year. He had grown used to the cataracts that clouded his vision, and his life.

But there it was, laid out in black and white. The article could have had any plot, any angle. The real story was his - a story of a proud, hard-working farmer, who could see clearly again without the need for needles, stitches or an eye patch.

Francisco is just one of the many whose lives are transformed by the hands of Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center's Medical Director and Surgeon, Emilio Martin Justo, M.D.  Dr. Justo's commitment to improving vision among the community has brought to the institute the most state-of-the-art technology there is in cataract surgery: the LenSx femtosecond laser for refractive cataract surgery.

Using the laser, which comfortably covers a patient's eye as it loosens the cataract, Dr. Justo is able to remove cataracts with ease, and replace with state-of-the-art vision correction. In Francisco's case, the less than 20-minute procedure included a correction of his life-long astigmatism.

The technology makes a difference to Elisa, who can breathe again, her father now able to judge his distances, and drive with confidence and clear vision. It also meant that Francisco could return to his farming business sooner, where dust blowing in the wind might otherwise be a hazard to an eye that had been under the knife.

Blurry had been Francisco's "new normal," a 'normal' that happens to many as we age. "He thought it was too good to be true," Elisa said, her smile wide - she brought her father to the institute. "He's just so happy to be able to see, able to farm, again. To live again."

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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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