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What should be done about laser pointers?

A note from the website’s editor: Since founding this website in 2008, I have tried not to make personal recommendations regarding laser pointer safety. My main goal is to present facts and to let the reader draw their own conclusions.

However, this webpage is in the “Perspectives & Opinions” section of the website. This page lists my personal suggestions. They are all based on my
long experience since the early 1990s working in the area of laser/aircraft safety.

Below are my major recommendations to help reduce laser incidents and injuries. They are listed in order of importance.

Note: All data above is as of February 15 2016, with a minor update June 28 2018.