STAAR® Surgical Company, which has been dedicated solely to ophthalmic surgery for over 30 years, designs, develops, manufactures and markets implantable lenses for the eye with companion delivery systems. These lenses are intended to provide visual freedom for patients, lessening or eliminating the reliance on glasses or contact lenses. All of these lenses are foldable, which permits the surgeon to insert them through a small incision. STAAR’s lens used in refractive surgery  is called an Implantable Collamer® Lens or “ICL.”  Over 550,000 Visian ICLs have been implanted to date; to learn more about the ICL go to: www.discovervisianicl.com. STAAR has approximately 300 full time employees and markets lenses in over 60 countries. Headquartered in Monrovia, CA, the company operates manufacturing facilities in Aliso Viejo, CA and Monrovia, CA.


STAAR® has significant operations globally. STAAR sells its products in over 60 countries, with direct distribution in North America, Japan, and Spain, with independent distribution in the remainder of the world.

STAAR maintains manufacturing and administrative facilities in the United States and an administrative facility in Japan. While STAAR has initiated a project to consolidate all of its manufacturing to its Monrovia, California facility, its current global operations are as follows:

STAAR operates its global administrative headquarters and a manufacturing facility in Monrovia, California. The Monrovia manufacturing facility principally makes Collamer® IOLs, silicone IOLs, silicone preloaded IOLs, Visian ICL® products and injector systems for IOLs and ICLs. STAAR also currently manufactures the raw material for Collamer lenses (both IOLs and ICLs) and the AquaFlow™ Device (for the treatment of glaucoma) in a facility in Aliso Viejo, California.

STAAR operates an administrative, manufacturing and distribution facility in Nidau, Switzerland under its wholly owned subsidiary, STAAR Surgical AG. The Nidau manufacturing facility makes Visian ICL® products and also manufactures the AquaFlow Device. After consolidating manufacturing in Monrovia, California, STAAR plans to continue to maintain an administrative and distribution facility in Switzerland.

STAAR operates administrative and distribution facilities in Japan under its wholly owned subsidiary, STAAR Japan Inc. STAAR Japan’s administrative facility is located in Shin-Urayasu and its distribution facility is located in Ichikawa City. Manufacturing has been consolidated to Monrovia, California.

Operations Graphic With Aliso Viejo