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Myopia Risk Factor Screening

Our office provides a quick and easy screening test to see if your child is at risk for developing progressive myopia. Your doctor will:

  • take an axial length reading (measure the length of the eye). Myopia occurs when the eye grows too long. We can measure the length of the eye to assess whether a patient is at greater risk of developing Myopia,
  • review family history contributions,
  • discuss lifestyle activities,

With this information, we can detect myopia and the risk of progressive myopia at an early age and recommend interventions effective in controlling progression.

Talk to us about a Myopia Screening for children ages 4 and up!


What is Progressive Myopia?

Progressive myopia is nearsightedness that worsens more than 0.5 diopters year after year. If myopia progresses enough, it can result in high myopia, a severe degree of nearsightedness that increases the risk of developing several serious eye conditions.

What is Axial Length?

The axial length of the eye refers to how long the eye is, front to back. In children with rapidly progressing myopia, the axial length will increase faster than the normal rate. This information helps determine the progression rate of myopia and helps us determine the best course of treatment.

All eye doctors measure visual acuity to test for myopia but very few measure axial length as well. Our office has invested in the latest technology to provide the best and most effective care for our youngest patients.