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

Delivering Comprehensive Eye Care


Our practice connects patients with healthcare professionals delivering comprehensive eye care. We provide a full range of vision care services at the same location where skilled medical professionals offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services. Although we are based in the Phoenix-metro area, we treat patients from throughout the United States and beyond.

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Welcome. My name is Doctor Emilio Justo. I would like to introduce to you a unique kind of vision and cosmetic practice, located right here in the Valley of the Sun. Since 1989, I have been the founder and medical director of the Arizona Eye Institute and Cosmetic Laser Center, whose flagship offices are located in both Sun City West and Sun City, with a satellite office in Wickenburg. Although based in the Metro Phoenix area, our patient client list is vast, with patients coming to us not only from various locations in Arizona, but from numerous states across our beautiful country, not to mention as well, a variety of international patients traveling to see us. Our practice connects you with health care experts who know your vision best and who work with state of the art equipment to provide a full array of vision services at the very same location where skilled medical professionals offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services. It all begins with the basics: an eye exam. We provide both medical as well as routine annual vision checks and can fit you for eyeglasses and contact lenses right here in our Just For Eyes Optical Boutique, where we carry the latest eye wear fashions at great value within each of our three office locations. When we do diagnose something more serious, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or cataracts, we have specialists right here on site who can continue your care in one of our offices. Our best value to you and our reputation as a leader is based on our experience in vision and cosmetic surgery. Our Sun City West office houses a state licensed, medicare certified and fully accredited surgical center on site, where I perform dozens of cataract surgeries every month. Arizona Eye Institute is one of the few practices in Arizona that houses the LenSx femtosecond laser for refractive cataract surgery. This is the latest in laser technology and allows me to perform cataract surgery that is bladeless. There are no stitches, no needles or eye patches, and patients can have a far more precise and safe procedure while at the same time healing very quickly. In our quarter century serving the community, we have always strived to be on the forefront of technology and will continue to make that commitment. I am proud to be the first Arizona surgeon, in 1999, to implant a during cataract surgery, and I am committed to always providing my patients with the best in technology, safety and compassionate care. Another popular surgery we provide to patients from all over Arizona is eyelid surgery. In particular, CO2 laser blepharoplasty. As both an eye surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon, I have the equipment and the knowledge to evaluate and test how drooping eyelids impact your vision. Thus we are often able to assist our patients in obtaining authorization for their medical insurance to approve upper eyelid surgery, such as laser blepharoplasty. It's important to know that while the surgery provides obvious cosmetic benefits by eliminating excess skin and fat above the eyelid, it may also be considered functional, or medically necessary, and will have a real positive impact on your vision. Through all of the services we provide, we have an ultimate goal, and that is to transform your life in a positive way. We don't think of you as simply a patient or client. In fact, we are proud to have many patients who return to our practice and bring friends and family through our referral reward program simply because they feel like home here. We're one big family, and we are here to provide exceptional, caring service with beautiful results. I trust you've enjoyed watching this video, and I greatly look forward to seeing you in our practice. Thank you.

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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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