Optometrists in Australia have warned parents not to allow their children to play with laser pointers.
This warning was issued after an optometrist, Ben Armitage, checked about the vision problems a 14 year old boy was experiencing. The doctor reported that the boy came on a Friday night. For a brief moment, the boy took his laser pen and pointed it straight to his eyes.
This has caused a lot of damage to his eyes. In fact, that kid now has only 25% of perfect 20/20 vision. There is a portion of the retina called the macular which has been completely destroyed by the laser. The article continues on the next pages.