All the parents should be warned about the little thing that we will present you below, that many children play with but is not a toy.
Lasers should not be considered as toys because they can be really dangerous. Tasmanian teenager lost 75% of his vision from playing with this extremely dangerous toy – reported Australian ABC. In the last few weeks, all the parents were warned by the doctors that pointing a laser directly in the eyes can be extremely dangerous.
The vision of the 14 year old boy has been damaged permanently. The permanent damage in the both eyes happened while he was pointing a laser directly in his eyes so he lost 75% of his vision.
Even though he pointed the laser for really short period of time (for a few seconds), this burned the retina – the back of his eyes.
The damage was irreversible and instantaneous, besides he did not feel anything, no pain.
Even with glasses, nothing can be actually done to improve the condition of the body because the central of his eye suffered the most damage, explains Dr. Armitage.
The laser pointers under 5mW are actually safe so they have not been reported to cause injuries, according to FDA.
When we talk about intensity of 5mW or higher, these lasers can seriously damage the vision. Generally, we would advise to get rid of these dangerous toys (besides their lower intensity), to give your children happy and healthy life.