The Envision Story
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 and Drs Philip and Precious Phatudi were medical officers in an amazingly effective government Ophthalmology Department in Mankweng situated in the beautiful province of Limpopo. Our relationship started years before when Lourens and Philip were high school tennis opponents. We studied medicine together, shared each other’s wedding celebrations and the births of our children. We were like family even before Envision opened its doors in December 2015. Dr Philip and Dr Lourens drive the eye services at Envision. Dr Precious is the head of ophthalmology at Sebokeng eye unit and Dr Yolandie Coetzee is the CEO of Envision. Together we aspire to change ophthalmology, not by fighting the old but by building something new.
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. 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
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 peace of mind, a plan for the future and an understanding of their condition.
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”
We aspire to make ophthalmology services available to people from all walks of life throughout their lifetime. Together we wish to fulfil the duties with which God has blessed us.