SOURCE: STAAR Surgical; Visian ICL

STAAR Surgical; Visian ICL

July 11, 2011 11:47 ET

Win the Visian ICL® Implantable Collamer Lens on Facebook by Entering the 'Want My Visian' Contest

Say Goodbye to Nearsightedness and Hassles Associated With Glasses and Contacts; Upload a Video for Your Chance to Win Visian ICL, the Superior Alternative to LASIK

MONROVIA, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2011) - STAAR Surgical Company -- maker of the Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) for correcting nearsightedness -- is launching the "Want My Visian" contest on Facebook to provide free Visian ICLs and related surgery for up to 12 Grand Prize Winners (the final number of winners will depend on the total number of qualified participants). The approximate retail value of each grand prize is more than $6,000.

Are you nearsighted and have been told you're a candidate for the Visian ICL, but are currently unable to have the procedure? If so, the "Want My Visian" contest was created for you.

To enter, visit the Visian ICL Facebook page at http://facebook.com/VisianICL and click on the tab titled "Win Visian ICL." Participants must meet the eligibility criteria and submit the entry form. To compete, they will be required to upload a 30-second video explaining why they want the clear vision provided by the Visian ICL. The official entry deadline is July 31st, but the entry period may end sooner if 24 eligible participant entries are received before that date.

Videos submitted as part of the contest will be made available on Facebook for public viewing. Each video that garners at least 100 votes by 12:01 am on September 24th will be entered into a random drawing for the grand prize.

On or before September 30th, STAAR Surgical will randomly select a number of grand prize winners equal to 50 percent of the total number of qualified participants. This means, for example, that if the maximum 24 participants qualify for the drawing, STAAR will select 12 grand prize winners.

To be eligible, participants must have been informed by a certified Visian ICL ophthalmologist that they are a candidate for the Visian ICL. A complete list of certified Visian ICL surgeons is available at http://visianinfo.com/html/find-visian-doctor.html.

Rules and the application form for the "Want My Visian" contest are available by emailing staaremail@staar.com (include subject line: "contest").

About the Visian ICL
The Visian ICL is an Implantable Collamer Lens that works with the eye to correct mild to severe nearsightedness (myopia). The implant is made of a proprietary material called collamer that is very biocompatible, and is positioned into the eye between the iris and natural lens to provide clear vision. After the remarkably short and painless recovery time, patients immediately notice a dramatic improvement in vision quality that provides a unique "WOW!" factor. Created and manufactured by STAAR Surgical (Monrovia, Calif.), the Visian ICL is currently sold in nearly 50 countries. More than 225,000 lenses have been implanted worldwide. More information about the Visian ICL is available at www.VisianInfo.com. Connect with the Visian ICL at www.facebook.com/VisianICL and www.twitter.com/VisianICL.