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Should I be worried about my Child's High Myopia?

Updated: Feb 20

It would be easy to just say ‘Yes’ to this common question, but it’s important to add some greater context. It’s certainly true that high (axial) myopia increases your child’s risk of sight impairment in later life, even with their glasses or contact lenses. This is because of the potential damage caused by complications that are more likely in those people with high myopia.

The risks are increased based on the amount of axial myopia - ultimately, how long the eyeball has grown.