Devoting all its efforts to spectacle lenses.
In one phrase, Tokai Optical Co., Ltd. is "devoting all its efforts to spectacle lenses." We are the ONLY ONE in the ophthalmic lens industry, in terms of the small and medium-size company manufacturing self-developed products and conducting sales through our own worldwide network. We pursue inhouse development of all processes, materials, treatments of lens surfaces, processing technologies to fit lenses to frames, and lens designs.
Manufacturing spectacle lenses requires advanced technologies, since spectacle lenses, as an outsourced part of the human body, are employed not only for simple vision correction but also various other uses such as applications of sporting activities for professional athletes and enthusiasts, medical vision correction and fashion-oriented glasses. Moreover, glasses also have psychological effects on their wearers. In other words, they can provide healing power, happiness or relaxation.
The strength of a specialized manufacturer of lenses is optimized in the manufacturing of custom-made lenses represented by tinted lenses. Our service called TOS (Tokai Order-made Service) provides individualized products that suit each customer's purpose. And also, corresponding to demands of wearers, we can provide over 2,000 colors. Realizing the accurate color of customer request, is truly modern artisanship based on operators' experiences and observation of color qualities.
Furthermore, we are dedicated to research and development in new fields where multipurpose applications of our lens manufacturing experiences are anticipated. An inroad in the optical thin-film department, expected to act as a springboard to wide and practical uses in the visual/information and telecommunication fields, originated with staff members fired up with the spirits of challenge. Needless to say, this spirit is also embodied in high-quality products, such as "Beluna" the first UV-curing resin lens in the trade and "Beluna SR" the floatable lens, as principal business.
The global market has seen growing demands for high index plastic lenses. In terms of the manufacturing technology for such lenses, Japan ranks the first in the world. In 1995, our company established a sales subsidiary in Belgium, whence we enjoy steady sales growth in the European Union.