STAAR Surgical opens EVO Experience Center in the USA | Wbactive

The facility now serves as a dynamic hub of the EVO lens-based experience for eye surgeons, healthcare workers and physicians

LAKE FOREST, CA, November 17, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable ophthalmic lenses, today announced the opening of the company’s first EVO Experience Center. The center is located at STAAR’s corporate headquarters in Lake Forest, California, in close proximity to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA).

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“We are extremely excited to open the first company-operated EVO Experience Center for eye care professionals, designed to provide an immersive lens-based training experience with all the necessary tools, resources and resources to build a successful EVO practice,” said Caren Mason, President and CEO of STAAR Surgical. “Similar EVO training centers already exist in hospitals, clinics and universities outside of the United States, and we are excited to establish the first EVO Experience Center in the United States at our corporate headquarters. STAAR is committed to the extensive exchange of EVO ICL best practices, training, education and practice development. We anticipate that our EVO Experience Center will increase interest, education and adoption of EVO ICL among existing and potential EVO eye surgeons and healthcare professionals worldwide.”

The EVO Experience Center is equipped with advanced visualization and communication technology that enables in-person and virtual training, medical education and practice development programs. The center features a surgical simulation room and meeting rooms that showcase STAAR’s award-winning global consumer marketing and practice development tools for interactive discussions. The surgical simulation room includes STAAR’s online calculation and ordering system (OCOS), an OCULUS Pentacam® AXL Wave, 3D visualization for EVO lens loading and insertion, and a unique collamer chamber that utilizes the mechanical tensile properties of the proprietary Collamer -Materials demonstrated by STAAR. The EVO Experience Center features a 120-inch 4K video array that enables video conferencing and surgical simulations, with the ability to stream live surgeries performed elsewhere into the surgical simulation room.

The center officially opened on Thursday, November 10th with a grand opening event attended by local eye surgeons and staff, STAAR management and clinical staff, and EVO patients. EVO ICL patient, model and digital media influencer, America’s Next Top Model 2017 winner, India Gants, was in attendance and shared her journey to visual freedom with EVO during a live interview. STAAR’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Scott Barnes, attended via live video stream from the International Surgeon Training to welcome attendees and demonstrate the center’s versatility and global accessibility. For more information about the EVO Experience Center and to schedule a visit, please contact Jaimie Morgan, STAAR Surgical, Senior Director, Strategic and Professional Education at (626) 303-7902 ext. 3047.

About STAAR Surgical

STAAR, which has been dedicated exclusively to ophthalmic surgery for over 40 years, designs, develops, manufactures and markets implantable lenses for the eye. These lenses are designed to offer patients visual freedom and reduce or eliminate reliance on glasses or contact lenses. All of these lenses are foldable, allowing the surgeon to insert them through a small incision. STAAR’s lens used in refractive surgery is referred to as an implantable Collamer® lens or “ICL”, which includes the EVO ICL™ line of products. To date, more than 2,000,000 ICLs have been sold and STAAR markets these lenses in over 75 countries. To learn more about the ICL, visit: EVOICL.com. Headquartered in Lake Forest, CA, the company operates manufacturing and packaging facilities in Aliso Viejo, CA, Monrovia, CA and Nidau, Switzerland. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.staar.com.

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contacts

Healthcare Practitioners
Jaimie Morgan
Executive Director, Strategic and Professional Education
(626) 303-7902, ext. 3047
jmorgan@staar.com

media
jen jones
Gold PR | social media
(310) 918-4313
jjones@goldpr.com

investors
brian moore
Vice President, Investor, Media Relations and Corporate Development
(626) 303-7902, ext. 3023
bmoore@staar.com

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