I feel like I need to jump in here [in response to the discussion going on in the FitEyes email group]. I have had my tonometer for almost 6 months. It has answered a multitude of questions about how my daily routine affects my health. I didn't know, for example, that just taking a walk outside for a half hour or so would reduce my eye pressure, sometimes by as much as 50%. I also didn't know that I wasn't one of the people whose pressures are higher at night--in fact my lowest pressures are at night. (That was good news. I was tired of sleeping with my head elevated). I didn't know that my pressures are often lower after going to a movie--unlike those whose pressures are higher after a movie. And, I was able to see that drinking a lot of any fluid at one time raises my eye pressure.
I, like David, have found no supplements (and I know a lot about supplements) that had any effect on lowering my IOP, but I have found that some supplements will raise my IOP quite significantly (triphala for instance). I know that out of control thoughts and periods of stress significantly raise my IOP in spite of the two drops I am using or any other healthy lifestyle choices I am making. ( I haven't as yet taken advantage of the Serene Impulse training. That will probably be my next step when employment issues are resolved.)
I have gathered a significant amount of data over the last 6 months about what I can do to prevent the loss of vision in my only good eye. (The right eye had a trab, but a little too late) When I presented this data to my very competent ophthalmologist, he didn't even want to see it. I tried to explain some of the things I had found, and he said as he made his way for the door, "Well, just keep taking walks." The truth is, his job is to be a surgeon when my pressures get out of control. He can give me drops to see if they will control it, but his concern ends there. I am the one who is responsible for keeping my vision. I can't give the task to him, he has enough to do. I feel blessed to have found David and fiteyes. Now, I feel I have a little control over what seemed to me an inevitable negative outcome.
Best to all