Who Are We

Supporting Your Vision with Japanese Quality

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.

We are a fast-growing global contact lens company, currently supplying our products to more than 20 countries. Besides Japan, we had also established subsidiaries in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Belgium and a representative office in Vietnam. In 2017, we entered India market keeping to our vision of Supporting Your Vision with Japanese Quality.

Message from the President

I am pleased to present SEED Co., Ltd, the largest disposable lens manufacturer in Japan with around 32.5 million pieces of lens produced every month. SEED will celebrate our Diamond Jubilee in 2017. It has been close to 60 years since we began our research and development activities in the area of conventional hard contact lenses. We worked hard to develop RGP contact lens, later on becoming the first to launch conventional soft contact lens, and then manufacturing various types of disposable contact lens. Now, we regularly produce around 32.5 million pieces of lenses per month. We are currently expanding our 3rd production facility in Japan to further enhance our mass production capacity.

Now SEED brand is on the way to making its mark internationally. As of 2018, SEED products are available in 24 countries, including Japan, Mongolia, China, Hong Kong and Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines and Vietnam. In Europe, our products are available in Nordic countries, Italy, and selected stores in London, UK. In 2017, we began exporting to India, Indonesia, Portugal, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Besides focusing on our own brand, we also supply products under OBL basis to Germany as well. We are continuously expanding our international footprints all over the world.

To maintain our competitive edge as an industry player, SEED not only retains its full line up of research and development activities, but also at the same time, continues to develop new material with superior performance. We are also continuously seeking opportunities for further growth by bringing in medical oriented contact lens with advanced manufacturing technologies.

"Supporting Your Vision with Japanese Quality" is the corporate goal of SEED. We are excited to contribute to providing people all over the world with better vision.

Thank you very much for your continued support.

Masahiro Urakabe
President & CEO

Supporting Your Vision with Japanese Quality

1High-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.

2Energy 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.

3Large 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.

4High 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.

Business Description

Contact Lens Business

Providing "Made-in-Japan" daily, bi-weekly, monthly disposable soft and hard contact lenses. Complete cleansing, sterilization, rising and preservation fluids for all our disposable soft and hard contact lenses.