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Basic Info Before Using Laser Pointers

It’s a big concern in the public to apply caution when using high powered laser pointers and something that just can’t be overlooked. Despite of its ability to burn and brilliant beams, these high powered laser pointers as well as portable laser are a danger to the eyes.

The danger that these pointers represent into your eyes are no laughing matter. The visual receptors of your eyes are part of central nervous system which means that if it gets damaged, then they would not be able to heal or recover. Contrary to what you think, these laser pointers aren’t actually bringing immense amount of power. If you are a bit skeptical, then try comparing it to the typical light globes which have 75 or 100mW. Well, if that is the case, how come these pointers become a danger to one’s eyes? As a matter of fact, the answer to this question lies in the pointer’s 2 unique properties.

Number. 1 focused and coherent – the way how the energy is released from these pointers follow the same principle as what magnifying glasses do in focusing the sun.

Number 2. Collimated – the light doesn’t spread after it is released from the laser rather, it stays focused in narrow beam which makes these lasers to be a real danger at a close distance.

Well, this isn’t to say that you should feel afraid for using laser pointers but what you must do is to treat it with respect and apply caution when using it. In the end, by following simple guidelines, you can ensure that everyone’s safe and avoid the dangers of such.

Tip number 1. You should never dare to point the laser at any person most especially directly into their eyes.

Tip number 2. Even if the laser is said to be of low power, you should not look into the beam directly. Probably, you don’t like to take your chances, considering that it may potentially damage your vision.

Tip number 3. You must be aware and conscious of reflective surfaces around you when using laser pointers like polished metals, mirrors or even glass. It’s due to the reason that the beam may reflect and cause harm to your eyes.

Tip number 4. Consider to only use the laser when you are in a controlled place because like what’s mentioned earlier, you have to apply caution when using it.

Tip number 5. Don’t let other people to use the pointer unless they are well aware of how to use it and the dangers associated with such device.

You will be fine in using these laser pointers so long as you stick to these guidelines and practice common sense.