Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): March 18, 2016


STAAR Surgical Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 0-11634 95-3797439
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer
 of incorporation)    Identification No.)
1911 Walker Ave, Monrovia, California 91016
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)



                                    Not Applicable                                    
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 8.01Other Events.


On March 18, 2016, the Board of Directors of STAAR Surgical Company (the “Company”) approved holding the Company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 24, 2016 at 8:30 a.m., Pacific time (the “2016 Annual Meeting”). The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at the Company’s headquarters located at 1911 Walker Avenue, Monrovia, California 91016.  On the recommendation of the Nominating and Governance Committee, the Board of Directors approved the following director nominees for election to the Board by the Company’s stockholders at the 2016 Annual Meeting: Mr. Stephen Farrell, Ms. Caren Mason, Mr. John Moore, Mr. Louis Silverman, and Mr. William Wall.  Each elected director will serve for a one year term expiring at the Company’s 2017 annual meeting of stockholders The Board of Directors approved reducing the size of the Board of Directors from eight to five members, effective immediately following the 2016 Annual Meeting.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


March 18, 2016 By: /s/ Caren Mason
    Caren Mason
    President and Chief Executive Officer