ISO 13485 Certification

After several years of effort, we at Envision are proud to announce our ISO 13485 certification. As both manufacturer and distributor, the requirements placed on us by the standard are very demanding. DQS, our conformity assessment body of choice, conducted the certification audit on the 26th of February and has now certified us with no findings to report. DQS is an internationally recognised certification body and so has very stringent standards.

We will continue to strive for excellence in quality management.

Certificate

Outreach with Tshemba Foundation

We recently attended an outreach at Tintswalo Eye Clinic in Acornhoek, which ran over the course of the weekend of the 19th of March 2021.

Ophthalmologist Dr Caroline Gooding, along with Dr dos Ramos, Dr Sandri, Dr Payne, Dr Neu Ner, Dr Benningfield and the Tshemba foundation, volunteered to restore sight to and change the lives of forty local residents.

Our team members, Amy Prinsloo and Francois Gouws, equipped with the Oertli CataRhex3 and expert product knowledge provided much needed support to th

e surgeons in this short-staffed environment.

According to Francois, the experience was very enriching “The doctors were amazing people to work with and all masters of their craft. It was a heart-warming experience for me and Amy to be in theatre with them and watch these high profile surgeons help people that are so far from any kind of medical care like this”.

It was an honour for Envision Africa to be involved with such a worthwhile effort and we hope to be afforded a similar opportunity in the future.

We enable vision with a new Phaco Lab

We are proud to announce the opening of a UCT/Envision Africa Phaco Lab in Cape Town. The Phaco Lab will enable registrars to simulate Phaco surgery, practice surgical techniques and maintain operating skills, especially during the pandemic when theatre opportunities are limited.

 

This was made possible by a collaboration between Envision Africa and Dr Hamzah Mustah (Consultant), Prof Nagib Du Toit (Head of Ophthalmology at UCT) and Mr. Deon Minnies (Head of Community Health Eye Institute UCT).

 

The Phaco lab was officially opened on the 15th of February 2021 , and our Envision Africa team are actively involved in assisting Doctors with the Phaco technology of the surgical platform at the centre – the Oertli Faros.

 

Envision Africa is committed to supporting the training of registrars and assisting wherever possible with future training programmes.

 

Together we enable vision.

COVID-19 Response and action plan

ADDRESS TO ENVISION CUSTOMERS

Dear valued customer,

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Envision has taken measures in line with Government guidelines and requirements to maintain continuity of service and supply in case of emergency.

We have surveyed the needs of all our customers and based on the response we have scaled back our operations to only the absolute essentials. Our production will continue in a strictly limited fashion and our logistics will operate on a purely as-and-when needed basis. We have elected to make sole use of couriers to limit the number of staff who need to travel. As a result of this and the fact that couriers have reduced their respective operations, a minimum lead time of 48 hours for emergency deliveries will apply.

Our ophthalmic representatives and technicians will remain on standby to attend theatre in case of emergency only. Please ensure that you have a well justified reason to request their presence in theatre and please be available should the authorities need to confirm the essentiality of their attendance.

For further information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Government website located at: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/

We wish you and your family health and safety during this time would like to reassure you that we stand ready to recommence full operation at the closure of the lockdown.

Yours faithfully,

James Wright

CEO