Our Vision

We aim to globally eliminate preventable early childhood blindness. Our Vision: prevent children from losing theirs.

Our Mission

We raise public awareness of the Glow (leukocoria) and the more than twenty different glow-related eye diseases and drive action to prevent childhood blindness.

Our Purpose

We help parents see their child’s vision in a new light. Because no child should go blind from a preventable eye disease.

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Megan and Ben's Story

Uploading family photos is something we all do – posting and sharing across our social platforms or saving to our phones for easy access. This is especially true for parents of young children, capturing milestone moments of those first years of life.

Normally, we don’t give this simple act a second thought — but for me, taking and sharing digital photos of my then five-year-old son, Benjamin, changed the entire course of our family’s life. Simply put, those pictures literally saved Ben’s life – and his sight.

Our story is a cautionary and valuable tale for all parents of young children to learn from, and act differently when it comes to their child’s eye health. In sharing our story, my hope is for every parent to look at their family photos through a new lens, know how to look for The Glow, and start early with periodic eye checks with an eye specialist. Read More...

The Founders

Megan Webber

Megan Webber launched Know The Glow after her son, Benjamin, was diagnosed with Coats’ Disease in 2009...

Lannette Turricchi

Lannette Turicchi sits on the board of advisors for Know The Glow. As a mother of three...

Sandra Roderick

Sandra Roderick is the Co-Founder of Know the Glow and a close friend of Megan’s. Sandra considers...

Board Members

Ali Reilly

relocated to Los Angeles with her husband and two teenage children in 2012 after 14 years living...

Janette Flintoff

is the Grant Director for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, which administers $3-$5 million annually in...

Kara Ciocca

has an intimate relationship with the Know The Glow campaign. As Megan Webber’s sister and Aunt to...

Cindy Mays

is the director of corporate development for Know the Glow. Her background is in infection disease and...

Helene Dameris

has been involved with KnowTheGlow for many years and currently serves as Director of Global Outreach. Helene...

Medical Advisory Board Members

Jesse Berry, M.D.

is Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and the Assistant Director of Ocular Oncology at the USC Eye Institute at the University...

Chien Wong, M.D.

is a consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH), Moorfields Eye Hospital....

Jonathan W. Kim, M.D.

is the Director of the Retinoblastoma Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Kim provides clinical expertise in the management of...

Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D.

is a professor of chemistry at Baylor University. Bryan’s oldest son Noah is a survivor of bilateral retinoblastoma...

Paul T. Urrea, M.D., M.P.H, F.A.C.S.

Dr. Urrea is a Board Certified Eye Surgeon in practice in Los Angeles, California. He received his college education at Yale University, earning a...