Early Detection is Achievable

Child Health Day

Posted on 2018-10-09

Every year on the first Monday of October, we celebrate Child Health Day. This year, Child Health Day fell on October 1st which sets the tone for the whole month. Child Health Day is an opportunity to learn more and to review guidelines and procedures that are crucial to monitoring and encouraging healthy living in… Read more »

Blindness Awareness Month

Posted on 2018-10-04

October is Blindness Awareness Month which educates the public about both the diseases that cause blindness and the enormous capacity of those who suffer vision loss or total blindness themselves. The cultural conception of blindness is much different from its reality. “Blindness” is often presented as a completely incapacitating disability of total vision loss. In… Read more »

Early Detection Can Save Eyesight

Posted on 2018-09-27

When it comes to protecting your child’s vision, one of the simplest methods can often be overlooked or lost in the shuffle. School-aged children should be getting vision tests as early as possible. The Association of Optometrists in the UK suggests that children as young as three-years-old should start having regular sight tests. We at… Read more »

Back To School

Posted on 2018-09-11

The summer is fading fast and those long lazy evenings on the porch are morphing into harried afternoons shuttling kids to and from their various activities. The school year is fully upon us.In between gathering their new school shoes and fresh pages of notebooks, take a minute to make sure your children are fully prepared… Read more »

Common Signs of Vision Troubles in Children

Posted on 2018-08-28

Your daughter keeps rubbing her eyes, and every time your son looks at something in the distance he squints and slightly tilts his head. Are these simply symptoms of allergies, tiredness, and day time light, or are they signs of a larger issue? In order to know if your child has vision troubles, we recommend… Read more »

Join the Know the Glow Community Group!

Posted on 2018-07-20

Hello Everyone! We are so incredibly excited to be launching our KTG Facebook Community Group and we are looking forward to having your help in directing its growth! We have always wanted to create a forum for KTG parents to share ideas, thoughts, suggestions, and advice in a more informal setting.  While we want to… Read more »

Checklist: 5 Questions To Prepare for Your Child’s Eye Exam

Posted on 2018-07-05

So, you’ve scheduled an eye exam for your child with an optometrist or pediatric ophthalmologist – ideally, it’s one of the three they need before they’re age five (six months, 3 years, 5 years). Now, how do you prepare to make the most of the appointment? We recommend you start by asking the following five… Read more »

moms versus pediatricians

Why We Bet on Moms Over Pediatricians On This

Posted on 2018-06-08

As educated parents, we don’t want to be “that paranoid parent.” We don’t miss our children’s regular check ups, and we like to think that that’s enough. If anything were really wrong, our wonderful pediatrician would notice, right? The truth is alarming. According to the TED talk given by Bryan Shaw, as wonderful as pediatricians… Read more »

Megan and Ben Today

Mom on a Mission: Turning Injury into Impact

Posted on 2018-05-17

“I remember the drive into the hospital’s front circle … seeing helicopters overhead and young children in wheelchairs. As a mom, you know you’re walking in with one view of the world, but could be walking out with a totally different one depending on what they’re going to tell you.” It’s a moment that many,… Read more »

Thanks to You, Hundreds of At-Risk Children Will Save Their Sight!

Posted on 2018-05-04

The fundraiser last week was a huge success, and we have you to thank for your support of Know the Glow! Want to see just what a fantastic time we had? Watch the video below. We loved shopping and catching up with you at Jimmy Choo. And we’re so excited for you lucky winners of… Read more »

Diseases common to “The Glow”:

  • Amblyopia
  • Brown Syndrome
  • Cataract
  • Choroidal Osteoma
  • Coats’ Disease
  • Coloboma
  • Congenital Cataract
  • FEVR
  • Norrie’s Disease
  • PHPV
  • Refractive Error
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Strabismus
  • Toxocariasis
  • Trauma