Eye Know—Do You? podcast
Voices of support and strength
With compelling storylines and the latest data about genetic testing, the Eye Know—Do You? Podcast explores daily life for those living with an inherited retinal disease (IRD). From everyday folks experiencing vision loss to scientists and specialists at the forefront of IRD research, each episode brings new stories and successes to life. Take a listen!
ABOUT THE HOSTS
Bradford and Bryan Manning
Diagnosed with Stargardt disease as boys, Bradford and Bryan are known for their advocacy and charitable work in the IRD community. Their Two Blind Brothers clothing line donates 100% of its profits to medical research, and Bradford serves on the board of Foundation Fighting Blindness, a research nonprofit. With frank observations and good humor, they bring a relaxed, conversational tone to the podcast.
Some of Season 3’s guests share their stories about getting genetically tested, while others chat in depth about the thrilling science behind it.
EPISODE 2: RECEIVING GENETIC TEST RESULTS
With optimism and a positive attitude, Ashlyn Lincoln tells the story of how her newborn son, Gunner, who showed signs of vision loss, eventually received a genetic test—and how the results affected the family. A retina specialist diagnosed Gunner with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a rare, inherited eye disorder. Lincoln reveals how overwhelming the process was at times, and how she found support through the online IRD Community.
EPISODE 1: PURSUING A GENETIC TEST
Diagnosed with an IRD as a Marine in the early 2000s, Steve Walker received a medical discharge and went on to become an Ironman Triathlete. He and his wife, Kacey, walk listeners though the steps of his own experience with genetic testing, from learning about it, to getting the test, to the difference the results made for their families. A powerful reminder of how getting the right information can change many lives.