What It's Like to Have a High-Powered Laser Shot Into Your Eyeball

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So the Wicked Laser was a letdown, but it's still super dangerous, so that's kind of cool, right? We wondered what it might be like to get Wicked lasered in the eyeball. So we shot one into a camera. Ouch.


Our poor little pocket HD cam couldn't vocalize any feelings of intense pain or retinal agony, but it looks like it would be a very uncomfortable sensation—sort of a mix between the finale of 2001: A Space Odyssey and just being poked in the eye. Luckily, a digital image sensor is a lot tougher than the human eye, and survived the laser blast—we doubt you'd be seeing much more than a second or two of blue wonder before you were blind, had these been human peepers and not a cam.