Message from the President
I would like to thank you for your support for SEED. I’m Masahiro Urakabe, the president and CEO.
Our history goes back to the year 1951 when we started a research on contact lenses for the first time in Japan. Since then, we have been responding to the needs of the times with our accumulated knowledge and experiences. Based on our philosophy that "Supporting Your Vision with Japanese Quality", we have now a broad range of contact lenses. In addition to those for near-sightedness and far-sightedness, highly functional and high-value added contact lenses is now available, including astigmatic, bifocal, and color lenses. In the area of research and development, we have actively engaged in the development of contact lenses for ophthalmic drug delivery. We are looking forward to the beneficial role of contact lenses in medical field.
We are making our efforts in expanding into overseas market to develop new markets in addition to the domestic market. We have established overseas affiliates in China, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Germany and Belgium and export our products to other 24 countries and regions. We not only sell our products but also provide education and training programs for those countries that are less familiar with contact lenses for the purpose of proper and safe utilization.
Moreover, we commemorated the 60th anniversary of foundation in October 2017. In our gratitude for the communities and the society, we aggressively get involved in various social contribution activities. For examples, we constructed a nursery school near our Kounosu Research Institute and have made donations to the projects of guide dog development and support of people with visual impairment.
Once again I thank you for your support to SEED products. By providing contact lenses and other eye care products, SEED will be committed to support your vision.
President and CEO, Masahiro Urakabe,