5 Things To Remember When 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.
Whether you believe it or not, these pointers are representing real dangers to the eyes. Your eyes wouldn’t be able to recover or heal because its visual receptors are part of the central nervous system; so better learn how to take care of it. In regards to the power output, these laser pointers aren’t releasing as much power as what you think. This is true most especially if you try comparing it to the typical 75 or 100mW light globe. 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 does not spread even after it’s beamed out from the laser instead, it stays in a narrow line making the lasers to be a real threat especially at close distance.
This doesn’t literally say that you must steer clear from using laser pointers rather, you have to learn how to treat it right and carefully. After all, you can avoid dealing with the dangers of these devices easily by just following simple guidelines.
Tip number 1. You should never dare to point the laser at any person most especially directly into their eyes.
Tip number 2. Never look directly into the laser’s beam under any circumstances, even if it’s just a low powered laser. 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. The reason for this is that, the beam will bounce back and damage your eyes.
Tip number 4. Like what is said, practice caution when using the laser, preferably only in controlled environment.
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.
As long as you follow these 5 simple rules, you will be fine in using laser pointers.