Keep Their Futures Bright with Safety Eyewear

Keep Their Futures Bright with Safety Eyewear

The key to clear vision in adulthood is preventative eye care in childhood. There are plenty of opportunities for students to protect their eyesight in the classroom. To raise awareness, we’re supporting safe and healthy eyes for all students! Midwest can help protect you and your students with our wide selection of safety glasses. Here’s more about what we have to offer.

A Style for Every Need

A student’s face shape and size are just as important to consider as how the glasses will be used. A variety of shapes, materials, sizes and colors are available to suit any student’s needs.


Smaller, simpler options include safety glasses that are not much larger than regular eyeglasses. Students who wear prescription glasses, will need larger safety glasses for the best coverage.

For a little more coverage, you could opt for larger lenses that are similar to aviator-style sunglasses.

For heavy-duty use, full-coverage goggles with elastic head straps will be your best choice. These completely surround the eye area to protect against debris, chemicals, and more.


Most frames are made from lightweight plastic, though some may have rubberized nose or temple pads for added comfort.

A wide range of colors are available including black, green, pink, clear, red, yellow and even camo print. You can offer a variety of choices so students can wear their favorite color, or you can use a color-coding method to keep things organized.


A majority of lenses are made from durable polycarbonate. This material is impact-resistant yet lightweight. Some may also have anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings applied.

From perfectly clear lenses for indoor use, to shade 5 lenses for welding and soldering, there are many options for shade levels. Amber colored lenses enhance contrast which reduces eye strain, while smoke lenses offer contrast for indoor and outdoor use.

Multi-Layered Protection

All polycarbonate lenses provide 99.9% protection against UVA and UVB rays. This is great for students in a metalworking classroom who use high heat soldering irons and blow torches to complete their projects. It also works well for outdoor activities in the sunshine.

Even without the UVA/UVB protection, wearing safety glasses can protect students from wood chips, dust, flying metal, sparks, and other debris.

Combine these protections with an eyewear sanitizing station and proper storage, and you’ve got a great system for taking care of your students.

Safeguard Their Future

The best way to prevent loss of vision and blindness in the future is to wear protection now. Improper use of safety eyewear can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, and benign eye growths. Some lens tints can protect against biological harm such as insomnia, computer vision syndrome, and bipolar disorder.

As the adult in the classroom, you can set a good example for students by wearing your safety glasses at all times. This simple act can significantly reduce the risk of eye injuries in your students.

Safety is for More than Just Your Eyes

Eye and face protection are not the only ways to stay safe in the classroom. Other safety products and personal protective equipment are necessary for teachers, staff, and students.