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Coventry eye cancer survivor unveils refurbished Vision Express Nuneaton store

Press Release   •   Jan 20, 2016 12:37 GMT

Vision Express in Nuneaton welcomed special guest Katie Lolley, a seven-year-old eye cancer survivor, to celebrate the store’s reopening following a refit.

Katie was joined by her mum, Rebecca Poultney and dad Karl Lolley to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony declaring the upgraded opticians in Queens Road open, on Friday 15 January.

Katie, who is an ambassador for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) was diagnosed with unilateral retinoblastoma (eye cancer) in 2011 after her flashing toothbrush lit up the tumour in her eye. As a result she received extensive treatment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Katie and her parents, from Coventry, campaign for awareness of retinoblastoma on behalf of CHECT, one of the nominated charities supported by Vision Express.

The revamped Vision Express Nuneaton now boasts upgraded facilities and state-of-the-art examining equipment, allowing the store to continue delivering the highest quality vision care service to the local community.

OptometristInderpal Sagoo said: “We had a great day reopening the store with Katie and her family and were really grateful to have them along.

“The refurbishment means we are equipped to carry on providing the best possible eye care to our customers in Nuneaton and we can’t wait to welcome them into store.”

Katie’s mum Rebecca added: “Everyone at Vision Express Nuneaton has been very welcoming and has made us all feel very special. We’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity to promote and support a fantastic charity that does so much to help children just like Katie.”

Vision Express offers an eye test to best practice guidelines of the College of Optometrists, with each Vision Express optometrist being a qualified eye health professional. To book an eye test at the store call 024 7632 5610, visit Vision Express Nuneaton, 4 Queens Road, Nuneaton, or book online at www.visionexpress.com/book-eye-test/

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About Vision Express

Vision Express is the third largest optical retailer in the UK and part of GrandVision,the global leader in optical retail operating across 43 countries, spanning over 5,800 stores and online.

With more than 390 stores nationwide, Vision Express first opened its doors in Newcastle in 1988. Built on a passion for the profession, it has gone from strength to strength, driven by a commitment to unparalleled customer service and providing the best individual optical care, the right product and great value. Customers can select from a vast range of genuine designer brands and the latest technology lenses, through to complete glasses from £39.

Vision Express is considered one of the leading and most trusted opticians in the UK and Ireland, with its European offering supported through sister eye care brands Grand Optical, Solaris and Generale D'Optique.

With around 4,000 employees, Vision Express makes a significant difference to the communities it operates within, and the organisations it chooses to support. As part of its commitment to Vision. Taken Seriously, and as a responsible and caring retailer, Vision Express is proud to partner with a range of healthcare charities, which have touched the lives of customers and teams. These companies provide vital support to people affected by vision-related conditions. They are part of the Vision Express Charity Project and include:

  • Alzheimer’s Research UK
  • Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT)
  • International Glaucoma Association
  • Macular Society
  • Stroke Association
  • Temple Street University Hospital.

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