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.
Diseases common to “The Glow”:
In 2015, Holly’s love for writing and her desire to share her experiences of living with a visual impairment led to the creation of her blog, Life of a Blind Girl. Little did she know that within the next few years, she would be listed as one of the top 100 most influential disabled people… Read more »
Kristen was surprised by how perfectly her baby boy’s new prosthetic eye matched his left eye. She felt that her son was finally feeling like himself again after a heartbreaking battle with Retinoblastoma claimed his right eye. Today, superhero Jayden is a happy, talkative and smiling seven-year-old—and five years cancer-free. “If you’ve done a good… Read more »
This month, Know The Glow is highlighting congenital cataracts — specifically visually significant congenital cataracts, which affects three to four newborns per 10,000 births in the United States and is the cause of 10 percent of childhood permanent blindness worldwide. Doctors in developed countries usually screen newborns for congenital (present at birth) cataracts, but even… Read more »