I did not experience flash blindness; the only thing that might have happened was seeing a spot for a short amount of time, but I don't remember. I have been to all the routine eye doc check ups since then and nobody ever mentioned any retinal damage. Is it possible that it somehow did damage anyways? https://www.quora.com/Does-a-3-watt-burning-laser-cause-blindness This dude makes it seem like getting a laser into your eye is a 100% guarantee that one will never see as clearly again as before. Is he exaggerating?