SEED is a Japanese contact lens manufacturer founded in 1957. We began our contact lens research in 1951 and have been supplying contact lenses, lens care products, and spectacles in Japan for more than half a century. We are dedicated to providing safe and comfortable contact lenses for every individual.
Besides Japan, we have operations in China, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Belgium. In Southeast Asia, we are entering the Singapore market in 2013, followed by Malaysia and Indonesia in 2014.
Supporting Your Vision with Japanese Quality (High-Performance and Eco-Friendly Facility)
All the manufacturing processes of SEED Pure Series are strictly managed at SEED Kounosu laboratory. Great care is taken in producing each pair of SEED contact lens at the manufacturing plant in order to ensure the utmost safety of human eyes. SEED takes its environmental responsibility seriously and ensures its facilities are eco-friendly.
Energy Efficiency Utilization
SEED uses one of the nation's largest steam accumulators to supply steam, which is essential for the autoclave sterilization of contact lenses, in a stable and economical way. In addition, we have also set up solar panel generation system on the rooftop of the buildings to make use of renewable energy.
The introduction of FEMS energy management system in our manufacturing plant also allows us to monitor and manage the effective use of electricity.
Large Reduction of Water Consumption
Large amounts of pure water are used during the manufacturing process of soft contact lenses. To utilise discharged water from the factory, we have built the water recycling system for large-scale water conservation.
In addition, we have created eco-friendly technologies and facilities, i.e. the recycling of the plastics emitted from the manufacturing processes, and we are currently working on the conservation of global environment through various company activities.
High Standard of Inspection Process and Quality Management System
To ensure the quality of the products, we are shipping only products that passed through our strict quality management system and thorough inspection.
Furthermore, using the two-dimensional code and ID tag, we also implemented an integrated management system for production and distribution. This enables all lenses to be traced.
In addition, we have obtained the certification of IS013485, which is the international standard of quality management systems for the medical devices. This has further strengthened our quality control system.
Started Japan's first research into contact lenses
Founded the Tokyo Contact Lens Research Institute
Launched the Mycon brand
Mycon stored at the Time Capsule in Osaka Expo
Launched "Mycon Soft," Japan's first soft contact lenses
Launched "Mycon Hi-O2" oxygen permeable hard contact lenses
Founded the SEED Contact Lens Research Institute
Brand name changed from Mycon to SEED
Trade name changed to SEED Co.,Ltd.
Registered shares with the Japan Securities Dealers Association
Founded the Okegawa Research Institute
Launched the "Consept F" soft contact lens care system that requires no boiling sterilization
Entered the eyeglasses market
Launched "SEED S-1" high oxygen permeability hard contact lenses
Released the "Vivid Moon" eyewear brand featuring actress Yasuko Matsuyuki
Launched "Softmate" cleaning and sterilizing system for soft contact lenses
Launched "SEED 2weekFine" two-week replacement soft contact lenses
Merged the Omiya and Okegawa Research Institutes to form the SEED Research Institute
Launched the "Plusmix" eyewear brand for young people
Launched "SEED MonthlyFine", one-month replacement soft contact lenses
Launched "Adeno Test AD", an adenovirus antigen detection reagent
Launched "2weekPure", the first Japanese-made two-week replacement soft contact lenses
Re-launched "2weekPure" two-week replacement soft contact lenses
Launched "SEED 2weekFineα" two-week replacement soft contact lenses
Launched "Purity Moist" enzyme cleaning and storage solution for oxygen permeable hard contact lenses
Launched "SEEDO Softcare" cleaning, rinsing, sterilizing and storage solution for soft contact lenses
Launched "SEED 1dayFine" ultra-thin one-day disposable soft contact lenses
Launched the new "I SEED" eyewear brand to commemorate the company's 50th anniversary
Founded the SEED Konosu Research Institute
Launched "2weekFineαTORIC" two-week replacement soft contact lenses for astigmatism
Launched "SEED UV-1" hard contact lenses with ultraviolet protection
Launched "SEED 1dayPure," the first Japanese-made one-day disposable soft contact lenses
Launched "SEED MonthlyFineUV" monthly replacement soft contact lenses
Masahiro Urakabe appointed 8th President
Launched "SEED 1dayFineUV" and "SEED 2weekFineUV" soft contact lenses with ultraviolet protection
Launched "SEED 2weekPure Multistage" bifocal two-week replacement soft contact lenses
Acquired ISO 13485:2003 certification and received official approval to use CE marking
Started the support program for the project training guide dogs and walking instruction to visual impairment people.
Launched "SEED MultifocalO2Noah" bifocal hard contact lenses
Launched "SEEDO SoftcarePure", cleaning, rinsing, sterilizing and storage solution for soft contact lenses
Launched "SEED 1dayPure moisture", the one-day disposable soft contact lenses to be only made in Japan which include natural moisturizing agent
Launched "SEED 1Day Pure Multistage" ,the bifocal daily disposable soft contact lenses
Launched "SEED Eye coffret 1day UV", the daily disposable ultra-slim circle lenses
Launched "SEED Heroine make 1day UV", the daily disposable ultra-slim circle lenses.
Launched "Seedrop", the conditioning solution for contact lenses.
SEED's stocks transferred to second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Launched "SEED 1dayPure moisture for Astigmatism", the daily disposable soft contact lens for astigmatism.