STAAR Surgical Announces First Quarter 2013 Results Release Date And Conference Call And Webcast

     STAAR Surgical Announces First Quarter 2013 Results Release Date And
                         Conference Call And Webcast

PR Newswire

MONROVIA, Calif., April 22, 2013

MONROVIA, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --STAAR Surgical Company
(NASDAQ: STAA) today announced that it will release its financial results for
the first quarter ended March 29, 2013 on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 after the
market close. The Company will host a conference call and webcast on
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m. Pacific to discuss the
Company's first quarter results and recent corporate developments. The dial-in
number for the conference call is 877-703-6110 for domestic participants and
857-244-7309 for international participants, both using the passcode 23245755.

The Company will also be using slides to illustrate its first 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 888-286-8010 for domestic
callers and 617-801-6888 for international callers, both using passcode
40120994 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 and delivery systems therefor. 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 350,000 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

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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