Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I'm new to after effects so i'm not really sure how to make zig zagging laser eyes. (They also zig zag independent of each other)
other examples include:
A simple mask path with the stroke effect applied followed by some glow. There's litterally a quadrizillion tutorials for these techniques out there, most often in teh context of "drawing on" some logo.
You might look into Video Copilot's free Saber plugin. It gives you a nicely detailed beam look that looks great for this sort of thing.