Laser Pointers and Eye Safety

Publication Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016
Author: 
Canadian Association of Optometrists
Pages: 
2
Laser pointers are small, hand-held devices whose pointer emits a light at a wavelength of 670nm to produce a narrow beam of red laser light which can be directed over long distances. While originally designed as educational and business tools, laser pointers are now marketed as toys which increases the risk of safety incidents.