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STAAR Surgical Company Announces Conference Call to Discuss New Corporate Strategy

  • 2001-07-30
  • Press release
MONROVIA, Calif., Jul 30, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA) today announced that it will have an investor conference call to discuss the Company's new strategic plan. The conference call will be placed on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight time.

Participants should dial (800) 567-7916 ten minutes prior to scheduled start of the conference call and give the operator conference ID# 1490848. A digital recording will be available two hours after the completion of the conference through August 7, 2001. You may access the replay by dialing (800) 642-1687 and giving the conference ID# 1490848. The conference call will also be available on the Internet at , and .

It is STAAR Surgical Company's policy to comply fully with Regulation FD. Therefore, STAAR intends to utilize this web cast conference call to discuss the Company's new strategy and relevant industry based topics in an open manner. Any statement made by others with respect to the strategy or STAAR's progress in implementing the strategy cannot be attributed to the Company. Company's ongoing commentary on the strategy will be limited to discussions of public information and subjects that are deemed immaterial. STAAR Surgical will make no comments with respect to market rumors or speculations.

Founded in 1982, STAAR Surgical Company develops, manufactures and globally distributes medical devices for use in refractive, cataract and glaucoma surgery. The Company's five product lines include silicone and Collamer(TM) foldable intraocular lenses and the Sonic WAVE(TM) phacoemulsification system, all of which are used during cataract surgery, the ICL(TM) (implantable contact lens) which is a refractive lens for the treatment of near- and far-sightedness and the AquaFlow(TM) Collagen Glaucoma Drainage Device. Regulatory approvals vary from market to market with all products except the Toric ICL(TM) and the 3-piece Collamer(TM) IOL available in Europe and all except the ICL(TM) in the United States.

For additional information, about STAAR Surgical, visit the Company's web site at or . You may wish to contact David Bailey, President, STAAR Surgical, or John Santos, Chief Financial Officer, STAAR Surgical, at (626) 303-7902. To contact Bill Roberts, President, CTC, Inc., or Wayne Buckhout, CTC Inc., please call (937) 434-2700

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CONTACT:          David Bailey, President, or John Santos, Chief Financial
                  Officer, both of STAAR Surgical, +1-626-303-7902; or Bill Roberts, President,
                  Inc., or Wayne Buckhout, both of CTC Inc., +1-937-434-2700