Who We Are

Supporting your vision with Japanese Technology

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.

Message from the Director

I would like to extend a warm thank you to all our customers for purchasing SEED contact lens, care products, glasses frames, and other products.

SEED has been supplying contact lenses designed for Japanese eyes and other eye care products for more than half a century.
Our contact lenses lineup meets a broad range of customer needs. It includes “SEED 1dayPure moisture” the first daily disposable lenses manufactured in Japan which contains a natural moisturizing agent, SEED 2weekPure Moisture Biweekly contact lenses, as well as the SEED Fine Series, and SEED Eye coffret 1day UV to enhance women’s beauty, and SEED 1dayPure moisture Multistage, SEED Multifocal O2 NOAH, SEED 2weekPure Multistage bifocal lenses. With our own lens care products, such as SEED Softcare Pure, Softmate, Purety Moist and major glass frame brands such as Vivid Moon and Plusmix, we hope to support your vision.

We are currently concentrating on the extensive development of sales channels with a view to launch sales in overseas markets within the fiscal year. We have been supplying our products to more than 19 countries and regions at the moment. Not only do we export our products, we have also established overseas subsidiaries in Shanghai, Taipei and Singapore, and the representative office in Hanoi, Vietnam.

In the field of research, we established our subsidiary company in Belgium to research new materials and contact lenses for medical treatment.
SEED has been working on our CSR diligently; 34,000,000yen in total had been contributed to the guide dog training programs and the walking instructions at The Eye Mate Inc.
In addition, we concentrate our efforts on using solar panel generators, recycling plastic wastes, environmentally friendly manufacturing and taking part in various regional events.

Contact lenses are an extremely convenient and comfortable eye care products if properly cared for. By providing contact lenses and other eye care items, SEED will do all we can to support your vision.

I sincerely trust that we can continue to rely on your valuable patronage.

President and CEO, Masahiro Urakabe

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.

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.