Hey there. I’m experienced with lasers up to 1.5 but have just recently purchased a new laser which is 7w. I bought a couple new pairs of quality absorptive eyewear and as any responsible user, I will never operate the laser unless everyone around it is properly protected. Obviously the most damaging action would be a beam reflection, direct exposure, or looking directly at the dot. That said, I’m personally curious about the risk of naked eye exposure to the beam ONLY. How bad is it for one to look at the beam itself from behind the diode, without looking at the point of light?