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Infared Sensor for Wireless Mouse

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I have just purchased and installed a Wireless Mouse infared sensor in a USB connection on back of PC Tower but the infared light is directly in front of me on the wall and was wondering if this could be hazardous to my vision having it in direct line to my eyes.
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Much like looking into the sun, staring directly into the optical light of a mouse is generally not good. Looking into the sun will blind you, whereas looking into the laser of an optical mouse will probably induce headaches but do it for extended periods and you will probably end up doing serious damage to your eyes.

Providing the light isn't a direct reflection of that from your house (such as from a mirror for example) you should be okay with its presence on the wall, providing there's other light in the room at the time thats more powerful. If the optical light is a reflection then I would suggest moving either the mouse or whatever its reflecting offf as a matter of prority.
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