Envision Africa, a local surgical Ophthalmic distributor based in Johannesburg South Africa, was incorporated in 2014. James Wright, the founder, along with his team has over 120 years of combined experience in the Ophthalmic Surgical Industry.

They also have a wealth of relationships built over time – not only with customers but also the companies that Envision Africa represents. Over the years Envision Africa has grown rapidly in capacity and capability, boasting a reputation for exemplary service and a highly experienced and dynamic team dedicated to delivering ophthalmic products.

We care

We make a difference by partnering with organizations dedicated to eradicating vision impairment. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in South Africa. Blindness from cataracts can be completely reversed but most Government facilities are under tremendous pressure to meet the demand for cataract surgery. We have contributed our time and donated consumables in various outreaches to enable free vision-restoring operations in South Africa and other sub-Saharan regions.

We also assisted ophthalmologists in private practice who donated their time and skill to make these surgeries possible. Our sincere thanks goes to all the surgeons and staff involved and organizations such as Africa20twenty and the Tshemba Foundation, Foundation Elena Barraquer INC. Together we will continue the good work.


Our vision is to become the most customer-centric Ophthalmic distributor serving sub-Saharan Africa.


Our mission is to enable the best surgical outcomes in cataract, retina and glaucoma surgery by providing the best-in-class products and services to all relevant stakeholders. We do this through our partnerships and local production to enable a responsive, customer-centric approach. WE ENABLE VISION.


We place our customer and ultimately the patient, at the centre of everything we do.

We strive to give our best and be accountable for the results through:

  • Customer-centric.
  • Environmentally conscious.
  • Continuous improvement.
  • Future focused.
  • Reliable.
  • Winners’ Intensity.
  • Ethical.

Our products

Through close collaboration and consultation with our customers, we carefully curate our product offering to ensure that we always provide best-in-class products.

We provide the platforms, accessories and consumables to ensure a complete surgical solution for cataract, retina, and glaucoma surgery.

Surgical Platforms

We’re proud to be the exclusive Oertli distributor for sub-Saharan Africa. The Oertli® 3 platform strategy is designed for modern cataract, retina, and glaucoma surgery. Easy handling, deliberate removal of unnecessary gimmicks, maximum functionality, the highest safety levels and distinctive design are the maxims of the Oertli product concept.

Explore the 3 Oertli surgical platforms.

Accessories and Consumables

For each step of the surgical procedure we select the best-in-class products from around the world to ensure good patient outcomes and value for money.

As part of our EYE PACK we provide miscellaneous consumables, such as: swabs, cleaning accessories, needles, eye patches, gowns, gloves, surgical tape and gallipots.

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