STAAR Surgical Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Results Release Date And Conference Call And Webcast

    STAAR Surgical Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Results Release Date And
                         Conference Call And Webcast

PR Newswire

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --STAAR Surgical Company
(NASDAQ: STAA) today announced that it will release its financial results for
the fourth quarter ended December 28, 2012 on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
after the market close. The Company will host a conference call and webcast
on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m. Pacific to
discuss the Company's fourth quarter results and recent corporate
developments. The dial-in number for the conference call is 877-941-0844 for
domestic participants and 480-629-9692 for international participants.

The Company will also be using slides to illustrate its fourth quarter results
and operational progress. The slides and live webcast of the call can be
accessed from the investor relations section of the STAAR website at 

A taped replay of the conference call will also be available beginning
approximately one hour after the call's conclusion and will be available for
seven days. This replay can be accessed by dialing 800-406-7325 for domestic
callers and 303-590-3030 for international callers, both using passcode
4592160#. An archived webcast will also be available 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. A lens used to replace the natural lens after
cataract surgery is called an intraocular lens or "IOL." A lens used in
refractive surgery as an alternative to LASIK is called an Implantable
Collamer® Lens or "ICL." 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 approximately 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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