Assessment Quiz

Welcome to the Myopia Assessment Quiz!

This 6-question tool helps parents/Doctors 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.

1. How old is your child?

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.

2. What is your child’s biological gender?

Why does it matter? Depending on a child’s ethnicity, biological gender 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.

3. Are either of your child's biological parents myopic? *

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

4. What is the child's race?

Why does it matter? While there is not a definitive hereditary association, research shows that myopia prevalence varies based on a child’s race. For example, children of Asian or Hispanic descent are more likely to develop myopia.

5. Outside of school hours, how much of the child's day is spent on near work, such as reading books and handheld digital devices?

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.

6. On a normal day, how many hours does your child spend outdoors, including breaks at school?

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