Message from the President
For the last 62 years, SEED has focused on providing optimum contact lenses for the eyes of Japanese people. The Pure series of contact lenses, our flagship product, is widely used by customers in Japan and overseas. These contact lenses, including those for hyperopia, myopia, astigmatism and bifocal lenses, are high functional and high value added lenses manufactured in Japan using SEED’s original material.
In July 2018, we launched SEED 1dayPure moisture FLEX for the modern lifestyles of people that often look at smartphone and computer screens. In August, we released JILL STUART 1day UV in collaboration with the international apparel and cosmetics company JILLSTUART.
In response to the needs of the aging society, we will launch SEED 1dayPure EDOF, which adopts the EDOF (Extended Depth of Focus) technology, a new optical design for bifocal lenses, as well as SEED 1day Silfa, silicone hydrogel lenses, in overseas locations ahead of the domestic launch in 2019. Regarding the promising field of orthokeratology, we sell lenses in Japan and other Asian countries through Universal View Co., Ltd., our group company.
We currently sell contact lenses in 28 regions and countries through six local subsidiaries and agents. We are putting greater effort into manufacturing and sales in Europe. In April 2018, we acquired Contact Lens Precision Laboratories Ltd. in the U.K., which has been in business for over 50 years, as our subsidiary. In March 2019, we invested in Wöhlk Contactlinsen GmbH, a German company, to become our consolidated subsidiary.
We wish to meet the expectations of customers by continuing to support people around the world with having clearer vision through the provision of safe, Japanese-quality contact lenses with new added value.
President and CEO