In my case Glaucoma was hereditary. My mother had it, her mother had it and so did my great-grandmother. I don’t really remember how I felt when I was diagnosed but I do wish that I had picked it up earlier.
I didn’t have a lack of vision or a loss of vision that I noticed anyway just wateriness in my eyes. These days I don’t miss my drops, I don’t miss my appointments, I don’t miss my field tests which I have every 6 months. It takes less than a minute and is easy to manage.
Optometrists, their equipment and the images they can take of your optic nerve is pretty amazing. I don’t feel like it costs very much money to see an optometrist and the testing and equipment is far more superior these days. I think it is a wise investment to protect your eyes and vision.