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If you look at the laser scanner at tj maxx is it possible you burned a hole in your retina?

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Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine
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In brief: No, but

You won't necessarily burn a hole in your retina, but you can easily damage the rods and cones which are the basis for vision.
Without them, you don't see.

In brief: No, but

You won't necessarily burn a hole in your retina, but you can easily damage the rods and cones which are the basis for vision.
Without them, you don't see.
Dr. SG Erman
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology

In brief: Low energy scanner

The laser scanners that scan the bar codes are very low energy and are unlikely to damage your eyes.
Also they have protective filters. I have only seen one case in 28 years of practice and that was with an early model scanner that malfunctioned back in the 1980s.

In brief: Low energy scanner

The laser scanners that scan the bar codes are very low energy and are unlikely to damage your eyes.
Also they have protective filters. I have only seen one case in 28 years of practice and that was with an early model scanner that malfunctioned back in the 1980s.
Dr. Beth Friedland
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