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No, I don't think so, given what you are looking for. I did something pretty similar. I didn't go back 2 generations and was told that "fair" hips are still perfectly fine, so I didn't worry about that. Actually I think the parents of the puppy I ended up choosing both had good hips. The mother does have some sort of pupillary membrane, but it is the type that doesn't cause any problems, some sort of leftover birth thing, so I didn't worry about that either.
That said, my previous dog, a yorkie, was an impulse purchase and I didn't know to do all the health checking. I think she was reasonably well bred and cared for as a puppy, but she did have luxating patellas (that fortunately never needed surgery, though she would limp occasionally), and her coat never silvered out to the steel blue/gray as I was told it would. None of that mattered, though, in the end, since I loved her to pieces and I couldn't imagine her not being part of my life. Best to do your homework so that you have the best shot at a healthy, nice tempered puppy, but even if there are unexpected things that crop up to change your plans, by that time he/she will be your constant companion and the love of your life, and that's all that will matter.