Establishment by Kintaro Hattori of K. Hattori & Co., Ltd., predecessor of today's Seiko Holdings Corporation.
Import and sales of optical frames started by the optical department of K. Hattori & Co., Ltd.,
Optical glass lenses launched under the brand name Vista
Nichibei Lens Center Co., Ltd., is established.
This company introduces the first true laboratory system in Japan and commences the polishing and manufacturing of glass lenses.
Frames under own brand Vista released
- First domestically produced optical plastic lenses released
First domestically produced optical plastic progressive lenses released
Brand name for optical lenses changed from Vista to Seiko
‘Senior 50’ lenses are launched. These are the first indoor progressive lenses in the world.
Launch of sales of “SEIKO Super MX,” the world’s first minus-power aspheric single vision lens.
Optical frames under the SEIKO brand released.
P-1 G brand lenses, the worldfs first aspheric progressive lenses, released.
SEIKO OPTICAL PRODUCTS CO., LTD founded Operation transferred from Seiko Holdings Corporation.
SS P-1 brand lenses, the worldfs first back-surface progressive power lenses, released.
SSV AtoZ brand lenses, the worldfs first double-sided aspheric lenses ,released.
Launch of sales of “SEIKO Prestige,” a super refractive index (1.74) aspheric single vision lens.
The ‘Seiko Comfortable Vision Lifestyle Cheering Squad’ is started.
Super Clean Coat (SCC), released.
SFCK brand lenses, progressive lenses for PC use, released
SSP-1 and SFCK series win good design awards in the design section for the year 2003 products. Furthermore, the Super P-1 series was also selected as a product for the universal design award, a special award.
PENTAX Corporation(Present Hoya Corporation) and optical lens sales business consolidated to sell lenses under the brand name PENTAX beginning January 1.
November 1: ‘Seiko Emblem’ lenses are launched. These are high-quality bifocal glass lenses that employ a ‘Back-surface progressive + Back-surface Aspheric Design.’
March 1: ‘Seiko Super P-1 (Neo)’ lenses are launched. These are tailor-made bifocal lenses.
July 10: The‘Seiko Orgatech’ series is launched. These are resistant against heat, damage, dirt, shocks and ultraviolet light, with their use of the organic AR coating.
October 1: ‘Seiko Widetech’ lenses are launched. These are high-performance lenses that employ Seiko’s unique ‘Panoramic Asymmetric-Aspheric Design.’
June 2: ‘Seiko Synergy WD’ lenses are launched. These employ ‘Back-surface progressive + Back-surface Aspheric Design’ and have been designed to widen the field of vision; close-by and in the distance.
April 1: ‘Seiko Superior P-1’ is launched. These are Seiko’s highest bifocal lenses. These lenses employ our ‘Back-surface progressive + Back-surface Aspheric Design’ and ‘superior system.’
Wins the 2009 Good Design Award
December 1: The ‘Super-Resistant-Coat’ is released. This is enhanced-durability coating that strongly blocks damage and dust.
September 1: “Seiko Indoor LD’ lenses are launched. These are new near-mid range custom lenses for everyday indoor use.
September 1: ‘Seiko Pursuit CV’ lenses are launched. These are new custom bifocal lenses.
November 18: ‘Seiko Pursuit EV’ lenses are launched. These are new-concept, comfortable custom lenses aimed at people in their 40s.
June 1: ‘Seiko A-Zone’ lenses are launched. These are Seiko’s highest single-focus lenses which use ‘Zone Design’ for the first time in the world.