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:

Delayed Gratification: Your Superpower to Success | EMILIO JUSTO | TEDxCherryCreekHS


Emilio Justo, MD, unveils the accelerated success code by redefining delayed gratification. Enlightening his audience by sharing the discovery of the untold power of delayed gratification from his perspective as a Cuban refugee’s transformative journey reveals how patience, perseverance, and self-discipline pave the path to extraordinary achievement and unleashed success. Since 1989, Dr. Emilio Justo has specialized in general ophthalmology and cosmetic surgery. He is renowned for his state-of-the-art refractive cataract surgery and blepharoplasty, having performed over 40,000 such procedures. Dr. Justo was 1 of 10 out-of-state applicants accepted into the University of Michigan’s prestigious six-year pre-medical/medical program, earning M.D. and B.S. degrees by 23. He began ophthalmology practice in the Phoenix metropolitan area at age 27. Dr. Justo is a business leader, real estate entrepreneur, public speaker, and avid aficionado of University of Michigan football. He has been married for 20 years with three teenage children. Dr. Justo and his family love traveling the world. Dr. Justo emigrated to the United States at 3 with his parents, escaping Communist Cuba and searching for freedom and opportunities. Dr. Justo was Valedictorian of his high school and was awarded the Indiana State Good Citizen Award by the Daughters of the American Revolution. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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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

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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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