lasers can damage your eyes

Lasers May Be Fun, But They’re Not Toys

Unless you’re on a desert island, chances are there’s a laser within just a few feet of you. In fact, there’s a pretty good case to be made that our lives wouldn’t be the same without them. If you’ve got a cat or a dog, you’ve probably used a laser pointer to entertain yourself by having your pet chase the beam around the floor or up the walls. If you’ve got a CD, DVD, Blu-ray player, or an optical mouse, you’re using lasers. If you’ve had hair or a tattoo removed or had Lasik surgery on your eyes, that’s lasers again. We use lasers to scan barcodes on packages at checkout lanes, to align machinery, measure distances, and even aim weapons. Lasers are cheap, easily accessible, and do wonderful things. But they can also do serious and sometimes permanent damage to our eyes or those of the people around us.

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Armin Brott

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Armin Brott is the proud father of three, a former U.S. Marine, a best-selling author, radio host, speaker, and one of the country’s leading experts on fatherhood. He writes frequently about fatherhood, families, and men's health. Read more about Armin or visit his website, You can also connect via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,  and Linkedin.
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