STAAR Surgical To Present At The Stephens Fall Investment Conference

     STAAR Surgical To Present At The Stephens Fall Investment Conference

PR Newswire

MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012

MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:
STAA), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable lenses
for the eye, today announced that it will participate in the Stephens Fall
Investment Conference at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City. STAAR's
presentation will be on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 9:00 am Eastern Time.

Barry G. Caldwell, President and CEO, will review the company's recent
financial results and current business developments. Deborah Andrews, CFO,
will also be attending.

STAAR will offer a live audio webcast of the roundtable discussion of the
business on the Company's website,, under Investor Information.
An archived replay of the presentation will be available for 30 days, also at

About STAAR Surgical

STAAR, which has been dedicated solely to ophthalmic surgery for over 25
years, designs, develops, manufactures and markets implantable lenses for the
eye. All of these lenses are foldable, which permits the surgeon to insert
them through a small incision. STAAR's lens used in refractive surgery as an
alternative to LASIK is called an Implantable Collamer® Lens or "ICL." A lens
used to replace the natural lens after cataract surgery is called an
intraocular lens or "IOL." Over 300,000 Visian ICLs have been implanted to
date; to learn more about the ICL go to: STAAR has
approximately 300 full time employees and markets lenses in over 60
countries. Headquartered in Monrovia, CA, it manufactures in the following
locations: Nidau, Switzerland; Ichikawa City, Japan; Aliso Viejo, CA; and
Monrovia, CA. For more information, please visit the Company's website at or call 626-303-7902.

Collamer® is the registered trademark for STAAR's proprietary biocompatible
collagen copolymer lens material.

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SOURCE STAAR Surgical Company

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