Laser pointers can damage children’s eyes

African boy having eyes examined by doctorLaser pointers can be quite harmful for children’s eyes and could lead to blurry vision, blind spots, or potentially permanent vision loss. The latest findings found that horseplay among children with laser pointers caused dramatic injury to the retina.

Although  eye injuries associated with laser pointers among children are rare, they do take place, so it’s important that parents are aware of the risks related to laser pointer use.


The main problem is the inaccuracy of labelling on laser pointers. Many labels suggest the light emitted is in the range that is safe for the eyes, but when tested, the pointers were found to radiate much more harmful light. Because you never really know the output of the device, it’s best that you keep it away from children.
The  researchers and experts recommend not looking  at laser pointers, not pointing them in the eyes, and really not letting your children play with them to completely reduce the risk.

Once the damage occurs there isn’t much that can be done to reverse it, so laser pointer injuries should be prevented as much as possible.


Author Bio

Devon Andre has been involved in the health and dietary supplement industry for a number of years. Devon has written extensively for Bel Marra Health. He has a Bachelor of Forensic Science from the University of Windsor, and went on to complete a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh. Devon is keenly aware of trends and new developments in the area of health and wellness. He embraces an active lifestyle combining diet, exercise and healthy choices. By working to inform readers of the options available to them, he hopes to improve their health and quality of life.