A BRAVE Bromsgrove boy who had his eye removed to save his life after he was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer is helping others take care of their eyes.

Ethan Warman was just two when he had his eye removed after he was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (Rb), a rare and aggressive eye cancer.

His diagnosis was only spotted when his mum Michelle Turner noticed a white glow in his right eye, and took him to their local minor injuries clinic.

Two days after the diagnosis, Ethan had his right eye removed, and then two days after his second birthday, he started chemotherapy.

Ethan now has check-ups four times a month and had his first one without general anaesthetic in January.

He now raises awareness as an ambassador for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust - a Vision Express charity partner - and as part of his role performed the ribbon cutting at Vision Express' new Coldfield Drive premises in Redditch.

Mum Michelle said: “Ethan is doing really well and is slowly learning that he is different, especially when we clean his artificial eye daily. He has recently started nursery and is loving it.

“My advice to parents is to get anything checked out if you’re the slightest bit concerned and if you’re still not happy then go again. We hadn’t heard of Rb before and we’re so glad we persisted with getting it checked out.”

The Redditch optical store is one of more than 200 ‘Vision Express at Tesco’ outlets launching across the UK in 2018.

Redditch store manager Charmaine Scaysbrook said: “Retinoblastoma is a condition we are very passionate about raising awareness of at Vision Express, so it was great to have Ethan and his family with us to help us unveil our new store in Tesco."