The most comprehensive laser safety facts website is LaserPointerSafety.com
- What is the biggest problem with laser pointer misuse?
The most serious problem by far comes when laser pointers are aimed towards aircraft. People have been arrested and even jailed for shining lasers towards planes and helicopters. (See the aviation incident news page for many articles about aircraft/laser incidents, and the Sentences page for fines and jail terms.) So don’t do it!
Laser Safety Goggles
It is extremely important to realize that a laser pointer is not a toy and should be treated with respect. If you have this respect you realize that a laser pointer can take away something you need to function day to day (your eyesight). Even a 5mw pointer can damage your eyes, but I too am guilty of using low power lasers without goggles to see the beam outside at night time. Just remember you only get one pair of eyes and it would not be fun if you lost their function! Buy proper safety goggles rated for the specific wavelength you are using at that time. Look below for some of the best choices and some deals that may pop-up.
Eagle Pair Laser Safety Goggles
Available in certain ranges of wavelengths and IR protection. Make sure you know what type of light is being emitted to properly protect yourself.
Survival Laser has fast shipping and great customer service, I recommend to get the goggles from them to ensure they’re legitimate (not a Chinese knockoff) and to get them quickly so you can enjoy those awesome lasers.