Know The Glow ®


Know the Glow is a global nonprofit leader in identifying preventable glow-related childhood eye diseases.

We empower parents to see their child’s vision in a new light by raising awareness about The Glow (medically known as leukocoria) and encouraging them to make sure their young children receive comprehensive eye exams by an eye specialist.

When caught early, more than 80% of all childhood blindness is preventable


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80% of the time a parent
or family member is the
first to identify “The Glow”
in a child’s eye.


80% of all childhood blindness is
preventable or curable.


1 in 80 children may show the glow
before age nine.

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Diseases common to “The Glow”:

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


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 »