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What makes Envision different?

People, eyes and technology are our ultimate passions and is the incremental driver of our existence. We know that despite astonishing advances in the science of medicine, the interpersonal encounter between patient and physician remains a cornerstone of medical care. We pay rigorous attention to detail for world class results. This is backed up by research and embracing the latest technology and medical advances.

· At Envision we do not treat the disease. We treat the patient who has the disease.

· Our patients should not leave the practice with only a script or a surgery date but with a complete plan for the future and an understanding of their condition.

· Our dedicated team of ophthalmologists, nurses, clinical associates, ophthalmic assistants, researchers and administrators are hand-picked for their commitment to excellent clinical care and patient experience.

· We have a high ratio of staff to patients to ensure a personal approach.

· Envision is involved in community projects to give the gift of sight to less fortunate South Africans. We are partners of the Keratoconus foundation, support Hope for the Blind and host a yearly Cataract Marathon and Cornea Drive with Cormed Hospital.

· Our four ophthalmologists each have a special field of interest and go to great lenghts to sharpen their skills by attending world wide congresses and workshops.

· At Envision our centres of excellence provide a high level of expertise and world class treatment and research in cataract surgery, keratoconus and corneal disease, vision correcting surgery and glaucoma.

· We strive for continuous improvement by measuring success with research and contributing to ophthalmic development by presenting our results at congresses.

· We are affiliated with the European Registry of Quality Outcomes for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (EUREQUO), which provides a means to investigate the surgical outcome and helps encourage surgeons to make audit adjustments to their techniques and improve their surgical results.

· Envision regularly hosts Continual Professional Development meetings and workshops for optometrists to advance eye care.

· In technical advances in ophthalmology have been rapid. At Envision we embrace new technology to constantly improve our techniques and results.

· We regularly visit world class eye centres to ensure that our standards are second to none.

Centre Of Excellence

Laser Vision Correction

Lasik Vision

See the world as it is meant to be seen no matter your age

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Cataract surgery

Cataract Multi

Multifocal lenses have revolutionized cataract surgery

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Keratoconus & Corneal Disease

Eye Corneal Ring

Vision starts with a clear and functional cornea

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Glaucoma

Retina Macular

Known as "the silent thief of sight" but there is hope

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Ophthalmic Innovation & Research

Retina Macular

Aids in gaining insights and understanding

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Lasik Vision

Laser Vision Correction

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Cataract Multi

Cataract surgery

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Eye Corneal Ring

Keratoconus & Corneal Disease

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Retina Macular

Glaucoma

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Retina Macular

Ophthalmic Innovation & Research

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At Envision Centre for sight we can help each patient better with four ophthalmologists, each with a special field of interest. Teamwork divides tasks and multiples success.

Our Doctors

Dr Lourens Coetzee

Dr Lourens Coetzee

Dr Lourens Coetzee’s love for photography and art combined with a passion for mathematics and optics explains his special interest in Cataract, Cornea and Refractive surgery.

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Dr Precious Phatudi

Dr Precious Phatudi

Dr Precious Phatudi enjoys treating all aspects of ophthalmology with a particularly keen interest in corneal, refractive and cataract surgery. She is passionate about community ophthalmology and the alleviation of avoidable blindness.

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Dr Cornelis Gouws

Dr Cornelis Gouws

Dr Cornelis Gouws is a General Ophthalmologist with a keen interest in Oculoplastic Surgery, Retinal Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery. He loves to see people smiling when they leave his practice. He is passionate about people and wants the very best for his patients.

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Dr Philip Phatudi

Dr Philip Phatudi

Dr Philip Phatudi enjoys General Ophthalmology with a special interest in Glaucoma and Cataract surgery. His passion for people leads to his love for Community Ophthalmology.

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What to expect from your visit

At Envision we know that despite astonishing advances in the science of medicine, the interpersonal encounter between patient and physician remains a cornerstone of medical care. The passion and dedication of our Ophthalmologists is the benchmark for our entire team, each of them was handpicked for their commitment to deliver the highest possible standard of care.

Visiting your Ophthalmologists is quite a unique experience. Unlike other specialist visits most special tests and scans are done on site. This means that the visit might take around two to three hours, depending on what special tests need to be done and weather your pupils have to be dilated to examine the back of your eye. If it is necessary to dilate your pupils you will not be able to drive. Plan to have someone pick you up from your visit. During this time at Envision many friendships have been born over a delicious cup of coffee.

Upon arrival a Patient Liaison will start the process by checking you in electronically. She and her team will be responsible for guiding you through the entire visit. Your first stop will be pre screening. An Ophthalmic Assistant will start off with basic tests like measuring your refraction, the strength of your glasses and the pressure in your eyes.

In the consulting room a Clinical Associate or Professional Nurse will be waiting for you. They will take your history and do an initial assessment. Your Ophthalmologist will join you and do a thorough examination. An initial diagnosis will be made. If special tests and scans need to be done it will be discussed with you and you will receive a quotation. Medical aid benefits will be checked to help you manage your funds.

The Ophthalmic Assistants and Ophthalmic Photographers are responsible for performing all the special tests and scans. Special drops will be used to dilate your pupils if necessary. This can take 30-45 minutes.

After your tests are completed you will return to the consulting room where the Clinical Associate will open your file and all your tests on the computer screen. Your Ophthalmologist will evaluate all your special tests and explain the results to you. Your diagnosis and treatment options will be discussed. Patients have to be involved in the management of their disease as this is a key measure of success. Our patients should not leave the practice with only a script or a surgery date but with a complete plan for the future and an understanding of their condition.

If surgery or a laser procedure is indicated a suitable date will be booked. You will receive information about the procedure to ensure that you can make a well-informed decision. Our authorizations team will contact your medical aid on your behalf to make the necessary arrangements.

A follow up appointment will be made. If you did not need a follow up appointment and you have any concerns about your eyes or vision please do not hesitate to contact us. For emergencies please contact us at 082 319 6727.

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