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Story of Envision

Although we did not know what to call it, Envision had been a dream for what seems to be a lifetime. The dream of an Ophthalmology practice that encompasses compassion, humanity and empathy already started in 2008 when Dr Lourens Coetzee became a Medical Officer in an amazingly effective government Ophthalmology Department at Mankweng in the Limpopo Province. After many years of training, hard work and aspiration the Envision family finally became a reality on 1 December 2015. In 2019 Dr Lourens Coetzee was joined by Dr Philip Phatudi, Dr Precious Phatudi and Dr Cornelius Gouws who had all worked with Lourens at Mankweng when the dream of Envision was born.

Our eye care facilities are equipped with state of the art ophthalmic equipment for optimal diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of eye disease.

We know that despite astonishing advances in the science of medicine, the interpersonal encounter between patient and physician remains a cornerstone of medical care. Considerable research has explored various aspects of this relationship, including physician and patient communication and what physicians find meaningful in their work. These interpersonal aspects of healing are called the art of medicine and drive our passion for the healing arts.

We are a young company with big ideas and aspirations and only time can help us live up to our dreams. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." Helen Keller

our mission

At Envision our mission is to treat all our patients with compassion as a person and not only a 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. Knowledge is light and vision.

Visitors should experience the art of medicine and be involved in the management of their disease as this is a key measure of success.

As Helen Keller said: "I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble"

our vision

As our slogan states we are visionaries for a better life. At Envision we want to improve lives through improving sight.

Helen Keller said: "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." We would love to play a role in helping people overcome suffering from treatable causes of blindness.