Sooner or later impaired vision and diseases of the eye affect everyone. Innovations and continuous improvements of ophthalmic products and procedures, even incremental, have the potential of helping millions of people. We’ve been specializing in finding and bringing valuable ophthalmic products, technologies and services to the market since the mid-1980:s. Today we continue our long-standing collaboration with the medical community, gaining deep insights into patient and clinic needs, seeking new ways of advancing ophthalmology and bringing greater vision to everyone.
Europe’s leading independent ophthalmic solution provider
45 years of patient focus
Sight is an amazing evolutionary gift. But despite billions of years in the making, our eyes are far from perfect. In fact, most of us get impaired vision during our lifetime. Some early on but eventually all of us as we get older.
Loss of sight greatly impacts our quality of life; how we connect with each other, move around, protect ourselves and experience the beauty of the world. No wonder, physicians and scientists have been trying to treat impaired vision and diseases of the eye since ancient times …
Over the centuries there have been several significant advances within ophthalmology, but nothing like the stream of revolutionary innovations and technological advances of the 1980s and 90s. This inspired us – Polytech Domilens GmbH in Germany and Austria, Medilas ag in Switzerland, Polymed in Poland and Spectrum in the UK – to create new networks for supporting surgeons and clinics with of ophthalmic products and solutions, that supports bringing value into healthcare. Allowing doctors and nurses to help more patients than ever before improve or regain vision and a new outlook on life.
Eventually we realized that by working together we would be an even stronger partner to the medical community. AddVision was born. With combined strenghts, wider-reaching services,a set-up to identify and lifechanging innovation, we strive to bring greater vision to everyone.
Being part of a big family
In April 2021 we found our new home in AddLife – a Swedish Medtech company that is an independent European provider in life science and offers high quality products, services and consulting to both the private and public sectors. AddLife has about 2,200 employees in around 85 operating subsidiaries, which operate like our companies under their own brands. The Group has annual sales of approximately SEK 9 billion. AddLife is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange. AddLife is building on operational mobility and an active ownership of the subsidiaries while supporting and using synergies where they bring value.
The AddVision way
Our view of sustainability
Sustainability is a central part of our business behavior and central to our long-term strategy. We are committed to make a positive impact on the world through our products and services. The main impact areas for us are
- Sustainable Solutions – being a driver of climate smart offering
- Sustainable Culture – being an attractive employer and business partner
- Sustainable Growth – being a responsible market participant
AddLife as our mother company has a common group strategy for governance through our values and culture. Our business model involves a mix of central and local management of sustainability risks and opportunities, often through policies and management systems where effectiveness is monitored through various activities.
AddLife as well as AddVision is less exposed to direct non-financial risks in product development and production because of the low percentage of in-house manufacturing. However, the group faces risks when it comes to managing suppliers’ purchases and their operations. We also have certain responsibility for the products sold on the market. When it comes to environmental risks, our direct impact is limited upstream and managed through dialogue, influence and choice of suppliers. Logistics is a priority area for future assessment of indirect impact.
We are a network of specialists.
AddVision is a network of specialists that offers in-depth knowledge, independent advice, and customized business solutions within ophthalmology across Europe