• Is a prescription -2.25 in both eyes really bad for a 7-year-old child and how much worse can it get as the child gets older?


    Question:

    Is a prescription -2.25 in both eyes really bad for a 7-year-old child and how much worse can it get as the child gets older?


    Answer:

    It is hard to predict the ultimate level of myopia, or nearsightedness. In general the younger you are when myopia begins to develop, the higher the level when it finally stabilizes around 20 years of age.