Corporate Profile

Company Name SEED CO.,LTD.
Address2-40-2 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8402, Japan
Phone+81-3-3813-1111
YearEvent 
1951Started Japan's first research into contact lenses
1957Founded the Tokyo Contact Lens Research Institute
1962Launched the Mycon brand
1970Mycon stored at the Time Capsule in Osaka Expo
1972Launched "Mycon Soft," Japan's first soft contact lenses
1984Launched "Mycon Hi-O2" oxygen permeable hard contact lenses
1985

Founded the SEED Contact Lens Research Institute


Brand name changed from Mycon to SEED

1987Trade name changed to SEED Co.,Ltd.
1989Registered shares with the Japan Securities Dealers Association
1991Founded the Okegawa Research Institute
1992Launched the "Consept F" soft contact lens care system that requires no boiling sterilization
1993Entered the eyeglasses market
2000

  • Launched "SEED S-1" high oxygen permeability hard contact lenses

  • Released the "Vivid Moon" eyewear brand featuring actress Yasuko Matsuyuki

2001

  • 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

2002Launched "SEED MonthlyFine", one-month replacement soft contact lenses
2003Launched "Adeno Test AD", an adenovirus antigen detection reagent
2004Launched "2weekPure", the first Japanese-made two-week replacement soft contact lenses
2005Re-launched "2weekPure" two-week replacement soft contact lenses
2006Launched "SEED 2weekFineα" two-week replacement soft contact lenses
2007

  • 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



2008

  • Launched "2weekFineαTORIC" two-week replacement soft contact lenses for astigmatism

  • Launched "SEED UV-1" hard contact lenses with ultraviolet protection

2009

  • Launched "SEED 1dayPure," the first Japanese-made one-day disposable soft contact lenses

  • Launched "SEED MonthlyFineUV" monthly replacement soft contact lenses



2010

  • 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





2011

  • Acquired ISO 13485:2003 certification and received official approval to use CE marking

  • Started the support program for the project growing eye dogs and people with visual impairment

  • 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



2014


  • SEED's stocks transferred to second section of the Tokoyo Stock Exchange


  • Launched "SEED 1dayPure Moisture for Astigmatism", the daily disposable soft contact lens for astigmatism
2015Launched "SEED PlusMode 1day Homme", the daily disposable ultra-slim circle lenses
2016

  • Launched "SEED 2weekPure Moisture", two-week replacement soft contact lenses


  • Re-launched "SEED 2weekPure Moisture", two-week replacement soft contact lenses


  • Launched "SEED 2 weekPure Moisture" Custom-made
2017SEED's stocks transferred to the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Supporting good vision for everyone with our high quality, safe and comfortable contact lenses

Since SEED started our contact lens research in 1951, we have always placed a strong emphasis on safety. This is because our eyes play an extremely important role in our lives, with 80% of the information we receive in the world obtained through our sight. As a responsible contact lens manufacturer, we always provide customers with information on the correct use of our lenses. Our mission at SEED is to continue developing and supplying safe and comfortable contact lenses for each and every customer, so you can enjoy clear vision with peace of mind.