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Welcome to the
myopia assessment quiz!
This 6-question online tool helps parents understand the risk factors in children that may contribute to the development of myopia. At the end of the quiz, you’ll receive a general assessment of your child’s myopia and recommended next steps.
This is an informational tool only and it is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an eye care professional.

Quiz One


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Year(s) Old
Why does it matter?
Children who start having myopia at a young age are at higher risk for developing higher myopia* by their teen years.1
*High myopia is defined having a refractive error of -5.00D (diopters) or more.
This is an informational tool only and it is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an eye care professional.

Quiz Two

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Why does it matter?
Depending on a child’s ethnicity, sex can play a role in the risk of myopia development. For example, in some populations, girls are twice as likely as boys to be myopic by late adolescence.2
This is an informational tool only and it is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an eye care professional.

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Why does it matter?
While myopia does not have a clear pattern of inheritance, the risk of developing nearsightedness is higher for children of myopic parents.3
This is an informational tool only and it is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an eye care professional.

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Why does it matter?
While there is not a definitive hereditary association, research shows that myopia prevalence varies based on a child’s race.2 For example, children of Asian or Hispanic descent are more likely to develop myopia.2
This is an informational tool only and it is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an eye care professional.

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Hour(s)
Why does it matter?
The time a child spends on close-up activities (near work), such as reading, writing, and viewing handheld digital devices, has shown to be a risk factor for myopia.4,5
This is an informational tool only and it is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an eye care professional.

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Hour(s)
Why does it matter?
More and more research indicates that 2 hours of time spent outdoors makes children less likely to develop myopia and may help slow its progression, regardless of whether their parents are myopic, or the amount of time spent on near work.6-8
This is an informational tool only and it is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an eye care professional.


REFERENCES

1. Chua SY et al. Age of Onset of Myopia Predicts Risk of High Myopia in Later Childhood in Myopic Singapore Children. Opthal Physiol Opt 2016;36:388-94. 2. Rudnicka AR, Kapetanakis VV, Wathern AK, et al Global variations and time trends in the prevalence of childhood myopia, a systematic review and quantitative meta-analysis: implications for aetiology and early prevention. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul;100(7):882-890 3. Tedja MS et al. IMI - Myopia Genetics Report. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2019;60:M89-M105. 4. Huang et al. The Association between Near Work Activities and Myopia in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One 2015;10:e0140419. 5. Wen L et al. Objectively measured near work, outdoor exposure and myopia in children. British Journal of Ophthalmology Published Online First: 19 February 2020. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2019-315258. 6. French AN, Ashby RS, Morgan IG, Rose KA. Time Outdoors and the Prevention of Myopia. Experimental eye research 2013;114:58-68. 7. Morgan IG, French AN, Ashby RS, et al. The Epidemics of Myopia: Aetiology and Prevention. Prog Retin Eye Res 2018;62:134-49. 8. Xiong et al. Time spent in outdoor activities in relation to myopia prevention and control: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Acta Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep;95(6):551-566. 9. Bullimore MA, Brennan NA. Myopia-control: Why Each Diopter Matters. Optom Vis Sci 2019;96:463-5
 
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REFERENCES

REFERENCES

1. Chua SY et al. Age of Onset of Myopia Predicts Risk of High Myopia in Later Childhood in Myopic Singapore Children. Opthal Physiol Opt 2016;36:388-94. 2. Rudnicka AR, Kapetanakis VV, Wathern AK, et al Global variations and time trends in the prevalence of childhood myopia, a systematic review and quantitative meta-analysis: implications for aetiology and early prevention. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul;100(7):882-890 3. Tedja MS et al. IMI - Myopia Genetics Report. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2019;60:M89-M105. 4. Huang et al. The Association between Near Work Activities and Myopia in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One 2015;10:e0140419. 5. Wen L et al. Objectively measured near work, outdoor exposure and myopia in children. British Journal of Ophthalmology Published Online First: 19 February 2020. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2019-315258. 6. French AN, Ashby RS, Morgan IG, Rose KA. Time Outdoors and the Prevention of Myopia. Experimental eye research 2013;114:58-68. 7. Morgan IG, French AN, Ashby RS, et al. The Epidemics of Myopia: Aetiology and Prevention. Prog Retin Eye Res 2018;62:134-49. 8. Xiong et al. Time spent in outdoor activities in relation to myopia prevention and control: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Acta Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep;95(6):551-566. 9. Bullimore MA, Brennan NA. Myopia-control: Why Each Diopter Matters. Optom Vis Sci 2019;96:463-5
 
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Thank you for taking the myopia assessment quiz!

Based on this assessment, the child’s likelihood of developing myopia is:What’s next:Measuring and monitoring children's eye health, even from an early age, is highly recommended. For example, every additional diopter of myopia (ex. prescription change from -2D to -3D) increases the risk of Myopic Macular Degeneration, a sight-threatening eye disease, by 67%.9 To have the biggest impact on managing your child's myopia, it is important to act early. Discuss and consult with an eye doctor who specializes in myopia management to learn about treatments to manage your child's myopia.
Make an appointment with an eye care professional today to learn how to manage your child’s myopia.Find a Myopia Management Eye Doctor
This is an informational tool only and it is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an eye care professional.