STAAR Surgical To Present At The Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference

     STAAR Surgical To Present At The Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference

PR Newswire

MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2012

MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 19, 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 24^th
Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference at the New York Palace Hotel in New
York. STAAR's fireside discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2012,
at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Barry G. Caldwell, President and CEO, will review the company's recent
financial results and current business developments. James Francese, Vice
President of Global Marketing, will also be joining for the fireside
discussion and investor meetings.

STAAR will offer a live audio webcast of its fireside discussion 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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