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.

Know The Glow University Affiliations

Know The Glow has worked with Student Chapters and Student Interns for more than five years.  What began as a program with three student interns turned into campus awareness programs and more formal Student Chapters both in the United States and now even abroad!  Below you can find information on the three ongoing University Programs that are working with KTG.  We have seen the impact students can have not only on their own campus through awareness but on the overall program for KnowTheGlow!  KTG has benefited from the research, communication ideas, and outreach provided by these phenomenal universities and we look forward to continuing to both grow the existing programs and in turn have these amazing students help us train new student chapters on how to effectively build a program of awareness in their community.

University of Notre Dame

Working with the University through Faculty Advisor Barb Calhoun, Notre Dame's students have worked on a variety of projects for KTG over the years.  With a new minor program at the university on patient advocacy, many students involved in that minor, in biochemistry, and in rare disease research have brought their ideas and unique perspectives to help make an enormous impact on KTG.  Students are engaged in campus awareness, research, as well as national and international outreach coordination.


Santa Clara University 

To date, Santa Clara University's students have been primarily communications majors bringing their ideas and expertise regarding the best use of all media and social media tools.  KTG has engaged the SCU students in helping to create social media strategy, develop video ideas, as well as to help with media production and research, translation tools, and patient family engagement activities.



As our first International Student Chapter, KTG has begun working with faculty advisor Dr. Jenn Vinola and her 5th Year Optometry students who are charting new territory in the Philippines as Optometry itself is a new and burgeoning field in the Philippines requiring six years of advanced medical study.  Students at MCU are building a KTG program which hopes to create webinars and awareness activities to better inform the community, medical students, and optometry students about the importance of watching for the Glow and when to refer if it is found.

Interested in starting a Student Chapter at your college or university?  Reach out to us at info@knowtheglow.org - we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you!