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.

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.

Masahiro Urakabe CEO
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Masahiro Urakabe

President & CEO

Message from the Director

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. SEED products are available in Japan, Mongolia, China, Hong Kong and Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines and Vietnam. We are also applying for the pharmaceutical registration of our products in Indonesia, so we expect to commence the delivery of our products in 2017. In Europe, our products are available in Nordic countries, Italy, and selected stores in London, UK. We also have shipped our products to Portugal and Switzerland since 2017. 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.

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 product, we are shipping only strictly selected products under strict quality management system and thorough inspection.

Furthermore, using two-dimensional code and ID tag, we are implementing integrated management of production and the distribution. It also enables all of the lenses to be traceable.

In addition, we have obtained the certification of ISO13485:2003, which is the international standard of quality management systems for the medical devices. This has further strengthened our quality control system.

Certified according to the IS013485 at Clinical, Safety and Regulatory Department Quality Assurance Department Kounosu Laboratory.