In a recent AFF Suzuki Cup soccer match, play had to be stopped after fans from Malaysia attempted to distract the opposing goalkeeper with laser pointers.

The coach from Indonesia feared that the laser beam could permanently damage his goalie’s eyes.

However, such a weak bean shone from a long distance won’t affect vision or eye health.  Consumer laser pointers have strict guidelines which sets limits on how powerful they can be.

At close ranges and for prolonged periods, a laser pointer can cause damage to your eye.  So even though they’re fun to play with, just be cognizant of where you’re aiming your laser pointer.

This information is brought to you by Clarin Eye Care, a family Optometry practice in Palmetto Bay, Florida.  Please call or contact our office for more information.

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