• 1951

    Our History

    Our History
    • Started Japan’s first research into contact lenses
  • 1957

    • Founded the Tokyo Lens Research Institute
  • 1962

    • Launched the Mycon brand
  • 1970

    • Mycon stored at the Time Capsule in Osaka Japan
  • 1972

    • Launched “Mycon Soft” Japan first soft contact lenses
  • 1984

    • Launched “Mycon Hi-O2” oxygen permeable hard contact lenses
  • 1985

    • Founded the SEED Contact Lens Rsearch Insitute
    • Brand name changed from Mycon to SEED
  • 1987

    • Trade name changed to SEED co.,Ltd
  • 1989

    • Registered shares with the Japan Securities Dealers Association
  • 1991

    • Founded the Okegawa Research Insititute
  • 1992

    • Launched the “Consept F” soft contact lens care system that requires no boiling sterilization
  • 1993

    • Entered 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 Insititute
    • Launched the “Plusmix” eyewear brand for young people
  • 2002

    • Launched “SEED MonthlyFine”, one-month replacement soft contact lenses
  • 2003

    • Launched “Adeno Test AD”, an adenovirus antigen detection reagent
  • 2004

    • Launched “2weekPure”, the first Japanese-made two-week replacement soft contact lenses
  • 2005

    • Re-launched “2weekPure” two-week replacement soft contact lenses
  • 2006

    • Launched “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 Softcore” 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 Insitute
    • Launched “Purity Moist” enzyme cleaning and storage solution for oxygen permeable hard contact lenses
    • Launched “SEEDO Softcore” 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 Insitute
  • 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 wit 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 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
  • 2012

    • 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
  • 2014

    • Company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) 2nd Section
  • 2015

    • Launched “SEED PlusMode 1day Homme”, the daily disposable ultra-slim circle lenses
    • Launched aspheric high oxygen permeability rigid gas permeable contact lens “SEED AS-LUNA”
    • Launched multifocal rigid gas permeable contact lens “SEED O2 M type” and “SEED multifocal O2 H type”
  • 2016

    • Launched “SEED 2weekPure moisture”
  • 2017

    • Company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) 1st Section