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STAAR Surgical Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

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STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:STAA), a developer, manufacturer and
marketer of implantable lenses and companion delivery systems for the
eye, announced today the underwritten public offering of 1,739,000
shares of its common stock. In addition, STAAR has granted the
underwriters of the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an
additional 260,850 shares of its common stock on the same terms and
conditions. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by STAAR.
The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no
assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to
the actual size or terms of the offering.

STAAR intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund its
operations, which may include advancing and broadening commercialization
of its implantable Collamer® lens (ICL) family of products, funding
pipeline research and development activities and clinical trials,
funding incremental investments in automation and precision
manufacturing, and capital expenditures, such as information systems,
and for general corporate purposes, including working capital.

Canaccord Genuity is acting as the sole book-running manager for the
offering.

The securities described above have not been qualified under any state
blue sky laws. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell
or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there
be any sales of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in
which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the
registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such
state or other jurisdiction.

The shares of common stock described above are being offered pursuant to
an effective shelf registration statement (including a prospectus) on
Form S-3 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
("SEC"). A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering
will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration
statement (including the preliminary prospectus supplement for the
offering to which this communication relates) and other documents STAAR
has filed with the SEC for more complete information about STAAR and the
offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on
the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
Alternatively, STAAR and Canaccord will arrange to send you copies of
the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to this
offering, if you request it, by contacting Canaccord Genuity LLC, Attn:
Syndicate Department, 99 High Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA 02110,
toll-free phone: 1-800-225-6201 or by e-mail at prospectus@canaccordgenuity.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements. These
statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the
proposed offering and the intended use of the net proceeds from the
offering.
Forward-looking statements are based on our
management's current expectations or beliefs regarding future events or
circumstances, and you should not place undue reliance on these
statements.
Such statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, many of which are out of
STAAR's control and difficult to forecast that may cause actual results
to differ materially from those that may be described or implied in the
forward-looking statements.
STAAR cannot be certain that the
offering will be completed on the terms discussed above, or at all.
For
a discussion of certain other risks, uncertainties and other factors
affecting the statements contained in this news release, see STAAR's
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2017, under
the caption "Risk Factors," which is on file with the SEC and available
in the "Investor Information" section of STAAR's website under the
heading "SEC Filings".
Except as required by law, STAAR assumes
no, and hereby disclaims any, obligation to update any of the foregoing
or any other forward-looking statements.
STAAR nonetheless
reserves the right to make such updates from time to time by press
release, periodic report or other method of public disclosure without
the need for specific reference to this news release.
No such
update shall be deemed to indicate that other statements not addressed
by such update remain correct or create an obligation to provide any
other updates.

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