I played the clarinet for 12 years (from 9 to 21), and occasionally I practiced for hours a day. Out of curiosity I read that eye pressure increases temporarily during play. Those who are professional players, do you think wind instrument players have more issues with their eyes?
I recently developed glaucoma after 2 years of bass clarinet playing (2-4 hours daily). My ophthalmologist discovered it, has been keeping watch on it, and checked references. Conclusion: no connection. Instruments with possible links to eye pressure, according to her, are trumpet played a la Louis Armstrong, and bagpipes.