Early Detection is Achievable

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 »

New business owners help share the Know The Glow message.

Posted on 2017-12-11

Colected is a clothing brand that combined a dream of setting up a non-profit organization with a passion for fashion. Business owners, Angie Stout and Sarah Park, tell all in a recent interview about their vision to create a clothing business that caters to people who are like them: “fashion conscious busy bodies who do… Read more »

Know the Glow Halloween Handout

Posted on 2017-10-31

Because so many photos are taken during the holiday season, it is a crucial time to spread the word about The Glow. You can help us this Halloween!       Print out our Halloween Handout Cut out the squares at the bottom Pass out the squares to family, friends, parents and trick-or-treaters on Halloween to help… Read more »

Chipper says Happy Halloween!

Posted on 2017-10-24

  A couple months prior to Chipper’s third birthday we noticed that he would occasionally turn his left eye inward. At first, we thought he was just being silly. This prompted us to look back through his pictures and we were shocked to find several pictures of his left eye glowing white. I was concerned about… Read more »

KTG | Dr. Brennan

Knowing the Signs of Eye Cancer in Children Can Save Sight

Posted on 2017-05-25

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s pediatric oncologist, Dr. Rachel Brennan, knows exactly what it’s like to be a so-called “helicopter mom” when it comes to your child’s health. In both her personal and professional opinion, Dr. Brennan believes that expressing your concerns as a parent is imperative. Having treated many children (including some of our… Read more »

KTG | Using The CRADLE App

How To Identify Children’s Vision Problems With a Mobile App

Posted on 2017-05-23

Using The CRADLE App To Save Sight Gemma’s youngest son was 8 months old when she first noticed a white-eye glow in his photos. Gemma recalled a news article from two years prior on “The Glow” being a sign of eye cancer and became concerned, so she reached out to Know The Glow® through Facebook®.… 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