Your "eye doctor" should be an Eye MD ophthalmologist. When you have your eyes checked annually the pupils should always be dilated and a macular/nerve fiber layer OCT done. You should live a healthy lifestyle, avoid getting obese, not use any nicotine products and avoid eye trauma and contact sports and amusement type thrill rides that whip the head about.
You have "high myopia" Pathological myopia would mean you develop complications of high myopia such as macular degeneration, retina tears/detachments or glaucoma. Not everyone that has high myopia develops pathological myopia. Living a healthy lifestyle and seeing an eye MD annually can reduce the risks.
Doing so the odds are very much in your favor of having good vision all your life.
Thanks for your response. Google is a very scary place for people with high myopia!
Is it unusual that my vision hasn’t stablized yet? I know that it’s usually early 20’s but I’ve read the higher the prescription the later it tends to stablize.
I should add - I don’t think it’s changed too much in the past few years. When I was 22 it was -7.5 in both eyes and now (at 29) it’s L: - -9.5 and R -8.5 (this is in contacts).
I think I developed myopia when I was about 8 so the changes must’ve been much bigger prior to that.
I just feel quite frightened for my future - I have a good job I worked really hard for and a lovely husband and I’m scared of how this might affect our life. I’m also questioning whether we should have children because I don’t want to pass it on to them.