Toddler fighting eye cancer opens new optical store in Ipswich

Ribbon Cutting - left to right - Anne Tinsley, Emma Cousins, Samuel McClean, Lavinia Crosbie, Lucy C

Ribbon Cutting - left to right - Anne Tinsley, Emma Cousins, Samuel McClean, Lavinia Crosbie, Lucy Crosbie, Janie Scopes. Picture: VISION EXPRESS - Credit: Archant

A toddler battling eye cancer has officially opened a new optical store in Ipswich.

Lavinia Crosbie, a child eye cancer survivor and charity ambassador, cut the ribbon at the opening of Vision Express at Tesco.

The one-year-old was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare and aggressive eye cancer, when she was just eight months old.

Lavinia underwent six rounds of chemotherapy as well as cryotherapy treatment and is now in remission.

The Ipswich optical store, located at Copdock Mill Interchange, is home to sophisticated sight screening equipment, to deliver a thorough eye health service to local residents.


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Vision Express, store manager, Emma Cousins said: “It’s fantastic to have Lavinia and her family join the team to officially open our new store. We’re here to help residents ensure their vision is the best it can be, and Lavinia’s story demonstrates the importance of looking after your eye health.”

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