10 doctors weighed in:
Which type of profession is most suitable for people with high degrees of myopia?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Any profession
While persons with high amounts of myopia can have a higher rate of retinal tears or detachments, proper glasses or contacts or lasik should yield 20/20 or better vision.
If you are concerned about vision loss, annual dilated eye exams can be reassuring, and a profession that is less likely to require high amounts of visual detail may mitigate this concern as well.

In brief: Any profession
While persons with high amounts of myopia can have a higher rate of retinal tears or detachments, proper glasses or contacts or lasik should yield 20/20 or better vision.
If you are concerned about vision loss, annual dilated eye exams can be reassuring, and a profession that is less likely to require high amounts of visual detail may mitigate this concern as well.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No limitation
High myopia can be corrected.
Should avoid professions with traumatic contact to the eyes.

In brief: No limitation
High myopia can be corrected.
Should avoid professions with traumatic contact to the eyes.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: OD or MD
See an eye care professional.
They can assess you and make recommendaitons.

In brief: OD or MD
See an eye care professional.
They can assess you and make recommendaitons.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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