According to one report:
EVERY day activities like ...playing a musical instrument could be making pressure-related eye diseases worse, Australian research says.Another good reason to play software instruments - but staring at a computer screen cannot be good for the eyes either. Wonder how Tom maintained his vision while hitting those triple "C"s in JABB.
Rubbing the eyes has been proven to contribute to conditions like glaucoma and short-sightedness, but eye specialists have discovered many other basic behaviours also increase risk....
Glaucoma affects more than 300,000 Australians, causing blindness as the disease progresses, while rapidly increasing myopia, or short-sightedness, affects almost one in five people.
Prof McMonnies tested the effects of eye rubbing and compared the pressure effects with other activities in a paper published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science.
He found eye rubbing caused the biggest spike, raising pressure to ten times normal levels, but may be only an occasional harmless event....
People who play a high wind-resistance instrument like a trumpet, oboe, French horn or bassoon, especially when they play high-pitched notes, can more than double their eye pressure.