Even a standard 5 mw laser pointer can do eye damage. For perspective, think about how staring at the sun can cause eye damage. Even a baby or animal won’t do this, because the body automatically takes over, and it blinks. Sorry for the ‘it’ thing, but you get the point.
2. Always keep a laser pointer away from children. You never know what they may do, to themselves, or another, or an animal. Keep animals out of the room because they ususally love chasing it, and why take any risk?
3. Get a laser book, it doesn’t have to be mine, but get one so you have some background, direction, and most importantly, mild to moderate dosage directions for safely using the standard 5 mw laser pointer you have.
4. Never illuminate glands with low level laser therapy, unless you are told you are experimenting on yourself, and have conservative guidance that comes from your own study.
5. Always be in good communication and consultation with your physician before and during self-treatment.
There is much for a person to know if they are going to do more than treat rheumatoid arthritis or diabetic neuropathy. Even with those diseases, as easy as they are to treat, a person needs a sensible protocol. This includes the use of a red laser pointer from Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, or any number of other stores. My protocols have a goal of less and less treatment over time.