Optometrist Questions Genetic Disorders

What is the chance of transmission of eye problem to next generation?

In my family, my paternal side has been wearing specs for a long time and all of them have had power. What are the chances that I will also have the same eye problem?

5 Answers

I know you don't want to hear this, but you got a real good chance due to genetics. Get checked annually.
You are more susceptible to need a glasses prescription if a parent wears glasses and are even more likely to need an RX if both parents wear them.
Having a prescription is not a problem. It’s the shape of your eye, either steep which means nearsightedness or flat which means farsightedness. Mostly with astigmatism, which means the eye is shaped like a football, not a basketball. Most of us should have some astigmatism.
Hello, thanks for the question. Having a family history of spectacle wear doesn't necessarily mean you will have glasses, it just means you may be more likely to get glasses. Having said that, if you're not under the age of 18, and don't have glasses, its unlikely you'll suddenly need glasses. Just keep up with your yearly/2 yearly eye tests and you'll be able to stay on top of any visual changes.
Strong genetic link