The Envision Story

It takes a special kind of passion and dedication to turn a dream into reality. Back in 2008, having recently become a Medical Officer in an amazingly effective government Ophthalmology Department at Mankweng in the Limpopo Province, Dr Lourens Coetzee’s dream started to take shape. He envisaged an Ophthalmology practice that encompasses compassion, humanity and empathy. After many years of training, hard work, and aspiration the Envision family officially became a reality on 1 December 2015. In 2019, Dr. Philip Phatudi joined Envision. He had been a colleague of Dr. Lourens Coetzee at Mankweng so was familiar with the intention and ethos of Envision well before it came to be. In 2020, Dr. Thariq Bagus also joined the Envision family.

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 just a script or a surgery date but with a complete eye health plan and an understanding of their condition. We believe that knowledge is light and vision.

Visitors should experience the art of medicine first-hand and be involved in the management of their disease as this is known to be a key contributor to 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”


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

Our motto states that 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 are committed to play a role in helping people overcome suffering from treatable causes of blindness.