Using a cell phone at night isn't ideal for multiple health reasons.
The blue light from the phone can affect the eye and cause other optical issues.
Using a device at night emits a certain type of light—called blue light— which can disrupt sleeping patterns.
The blue light tricks the brain into believing that it's daytime, which makes it harder to sleep or focus.
"Our stance on that is protective eye wear and always changing those devices on night mode. A little bit of device time is fine everyone does it. If you can take yourself away from the device all the better," explained optometrist Shanin Lafreniere at Fort Saskatchewan Eyecare.
While shutting off a device may not always be an option, there are other ways to protect your eyes.
"You can buy filters and screen protectors as well which is highly suggested," explained optometrist Shanin Lafreniere at Fort Saskatchewan Eyecare.
The strain screens can put on the eyes can have long-term effects and could ultimately lead to severe vision issues like cataracts.