Early Detection is Achievable

Interview with Holly – Life of a Blind Girl Blogger

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 »

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Superheroes with designer eyes

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 »

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Glow of the Month: Congenital Cataracts

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 »

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When kids say no to glasses—try these helpful tips

Toddlers and kids can rebel at the idea of wearing glasses, but it’s a serious concern for parents trying to ensure the best possible vision for their child. We’ve put together a few tips to help make the process a little easier. Talk to your child about the benefits of glasses. While you watch TV… Read more »

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Amblyopia

Know The Glow’s ongoing initiative to raise awareness about eye conditions and diseases continues this month with a condition that affects two percent of children and is the most common cause of partial or total blindness in one eye in the United States.  Amblyopia, more commonly known as lazy eye, is a treatable condition—if detected… Read more »

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Happy Fourth of July! The Fourth is one of our favorite holidays. Here’s why.

Did you know the Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays? It’s actually one of our three favorite holidays. The Fourth of July, Halloween and Christmas are at the top of our list—because of the important role these holidays play in early detection of childhood eye conditions and cancers. And early detection means… Read more »

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Glow Of The Month: Pinguecula

Know The Glow is dedicated to protecting the eyesight of children all over the world through advocacy and education. We empower parents, family members, and teachers with knowledge about “the Glow” so that they can spot it. Together we can work to ensure that no child goes needlessly blind by educating people about the dangers… Read more »

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Healthy Vision Month

According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), May is Healthy Vision Month! This May, we focus on how important healthy vision is and how it’s up to everyone to take care of their own and their children’s eyes. Our mission at Know The Glow is to spread knowledge and empower parents to protect their children’s… Read more »

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World Retinoblastoma Week

For seven days after the second Sunday of May, we mark an important week for Know The Glow — World Retinoblastoma Week. World Retinoblastoma Week is an opportunity to raise global awareness about this cancer that affects children’s eyes. For this year’s World Retinoblastoma Week, we want to focus on how important this message is… Read more »

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Glow of the Month: Coloboma

Know The Glow is dedicated to protecting the eyesight of children all over the world through advocacy and education. We empower parents, family members, and teachers with knowledge about “the Glow” so that they can spot it in children’s eyes. Spread the word about “the Glow” so more children are  protected! Together we can work… Read more »

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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