Can camera laser focus damage eyes?


Can laser focus damage eyes?

  1. yes

    17 vote(s)
  2. no

    116 vote(s)
  1. sproglet
    Gingerbread Aug 3, 2015

    sproglet , Aug 3, 2015 :
    Very amusing question.

    Short answer: No

    Long answer: There are a number of factors to be considered when saying whether a laser will make you blind or not. You need to know the wavelength emitted and the power.
    The power of a focusing laser is usually so low you'd have to stare directly at it for a considerable time for any damage to be done... Damage yes. Blind No. It _could_ with a long exposure cause a blind spot but that still wouldn't cause full blindness.

    If you want much more detail try https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_safety

  2. zaphod-beeblebrox
    KitKat Aug 3, 2015

    zaphod-beeblebrox , Aug 3, 2015 :
    Only if you repeatedly jab the OP2 into either of your eyes. Then it can be dangerous, yes.

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  3. macem29
    Jelly Bean Aug 3, 2015

    macem29 , Aug 3, 2015 :
    yeah that's a real concern - the laser, definitely will roast the eyeballs outtaya

  4. b-earl
    Gingerbread Aug 3, 2015

  5. kunalkatre
    Gingerbread Aug 3, 2015

    kunalkatre , Aug 3, 2015 :
    uhm...i m not so sure about the damages laser could have on eyes but i do think the manufacturer are smart enough to have thought about this issue and would have taken care of !! Guess we just need an official person to reply to this thread!! ~~~:D

  6. tarsellis
    Froyo Aug 3, 2015

    tarsellis , Aug 3, 2015 :
    The short answer is no.

    The right answer is a derisive no.

    The long answer is you've been misinformed, not even laser pointers can damage your eye. There's just simply not enough power. Best case is temporary blindness around the laser's primary color and blooming.

    The cool answer is that they can sometimes blind cameras, especially red lasers and IR/low light cameras. They spike the contrast so high that everything else is washed out.

  7. theapu
    Jelly Bean Aug 3, 2015

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  8. mwayner
    Lollipop Aug 3, 2015

  9. mykrobiote
    Froyo Aug 3, 2015

    mykrobiote , Aug 3, 2015 :
    Thanks for the answer. But I do not see in OP2 specification which class is this laser, I'd guess class 1. Anyway if I understand well no danger for an adult, not recomended for a small kid without control

  10. sproglet
    Gingerbread Aug 4, 2015

  11. 0v3rl0rd
    Gingerbread Dec 31, 2015

    0v3rl0rd , Dec 31, 2015 :
    Just a quick question: when I open any camera app I can clearly see the focusing laser soft glow - the little red dot is visible with bare eyes, from any angle. Is it normal for it to be visible?

  12. script
    Moderator Moderator Dec 31, 2015

    script , Dec 31, 2015 :
    Yesterday I wanted to take a picture of an ant. But, after focusing, all that was left was ashes.

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  13. demongokul
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 31, 2015

  14. Tokolozi
    The Lab Reviewer - OPPO Find N Dec 31, 2015

    Tokolozi , Dec 31, 2015 :
    Same happened to me, only was taking one of my GF. I miss her :(

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  15. aj7400
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 31, 2015

    aj7400 , Dec 31, 2015 :
    Well i can see the laser blinking ... But i dont think it would make any harm to the eyes ... As it is not very intensive

  16. giaur500
    Jelly Bean Dec 31, 2015

    giaur500 , Dec 31, 2015 :
    Try and tell us

  17. mayursawant
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 31, 2015

    mayursawant , Dec 31, 2015 :
    no it cannot damage.

  18. bonghollywood
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 31, 2015

    bonghollywood , Dec 31, 2015 :
    [/rant ]Jesus, can anybody body out there read and do their own research before posting a new tread? I guess it's easier to make an *** of themselves than read. [/end rant]

    No, it won't hurt your eyes.

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  19. arminth
    Honeycomb Dec 31, 2015

    arminth , Dec 31, 2015 :
    As long as there is no official document regarding LASER-classification of the IR-focus-LASER available, every answer is speculativ!
    It should be eye-safe (LASER Class I) but OP fails to mention LASER-safety and classification in the manual. LG for the G3 btw. has a dedicated LASER-safety chapter in the manual.

    So the question was definetly valid whereas some answers were hmmmmmm unsusable to put it polite!

    Cheers and happy new year!


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  20. Deactivated User
    Jan 6, 2016

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