Message from the CEO

Realizing Happiness with Vision

As a specialty company focusing on eye health, we aspire to realize “Happiness with Vision” by providing valuable products and services to consumers, patients, and medical professionals around the world.

Almost no one goes through life without experiencing an eye disease or issue. For more than 130 years since our founding in Japan in 1890, we have endeavored to provide products and services that are of value to patients and consumers, with the aim of maintaining and improving people's eye health. We are committed to providing novel and significant value through our products and services to promote the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of eye conditions, driven by the desire to ensure that each patient and each consumer can receive appropriate treatment when they need it. We aim to create future in which as many patients as possible can lead happy and fulfilling lives.

In the last decade, we have accelerated our international expansion to broaden our commitment to patients around the world, while at the same time enhancing our products and services to meet the needs of patients. Today, our products now reach patients in over 60 countries and regions worldwide, including Japan, China, Asia, North America, and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), and we have built a global network with a wide range of partners, collaborating with more than 120,000 ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals, ophthalmic research institutions, and other organizations involved in healthcare beyond the ophthalmologic field. We are proud of the expertise in eye health we have developed over the years, the solutions we create from our consistently patient-centered perspective, and of our employees and partners around the world.

We believe the eye health needs of people around the world will continue to increase as the global population ages and new advances are made in diagnostic and treatment technologies. As a specialty company, we feel that we bear a great responsibility to fulfill. We will remain committed to realizing “Happiness with Vision” for people around the world, and to contributing to society in a sustainable manner while enhancing our corporate value through our products and services.

We appreciate your continued support and encouragement.