updated 12/2/2010 7:17:29 PM ET 2010-12-03T00:17:29

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coastal Contacts Inc. (TSX:COA) (Stockholm:COA) announced today that Coastal has been invited to participate in the following investor conferences.

Mr. Glen Kayll, Coastal's Chief Financial Officer, will deliver presentations on behalf of the Company on December 8th, 2010 at the 6th Annual Lambert Edwards SMID-West Conference, which is being held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago.

Mr. Terry Vanderkruyk, Coastal's Vice President, Corporate Development, will deliver a presentation on behalf of the Company at 8:40am on December 8th, 2010 at the Wedbush Securities 11th Annual California Dreamin' Consumer Management Access Conference, which is being held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica, California.

Mr. Roger Hardy, Coastal's, Founder and CEO, will deliver a presentation at the 3rd Annual LD Micro Conference at 2:00pm Thursday, December 9th, 2010 at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles.

About Coastal Contacts:

Coastal Contacts Inc. is the world's leading direct-to-consumer vision products company which designs, produces and distributes a diversified offering of eyeglasses and contact lenses.  Coastal's  unique combination of branded and private label products represent quality, value and above all, service.  Coastal sells into more than 150 countries through proprietary web properties which reflect the culture and consumer preference of the target market.  As new markets for eyeglasses and contact lenses evolve, Coastal is positioned to become the vision product consumer's retailer of choice owing to its compelling value proposition combining value and service.  A leader in many of its markets, Coastal is rapidly advancing toward its goal of becoming the "World's Optical Store".

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All statements made in this news release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "goal", "target", "should," "likely," "potential," "continue," "project," "forecast," "prospects," and similar expressions typically are used to identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are based on the then-current expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates and forecasts about our business and the industry and markets in which we operate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict.

Persons reading this news release are cautioned that forward-looking statements or information are only predictions, and that our actual future results or performance may be materially different due to a number of factors. Reference should also be made to the section entitled "Risk Factors" contained in our most recently filed Annual Information Form dated January 29, 2010 and in the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm listing prospectus dated October 14, 2009, as filed on Sedar and with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, for a detailed description of the risks and uncertainties relating to our business. These risks, as well as others, could cause actual results and events to vary significantly. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and we expressly disclaim any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, unless we specifically state otherwise and except as required by applicable law.

CONTACT: Coastal Contacts Inc.
         Terry Vanderkruyk, Vice President, Corporate Development
         604.676.4498
         terryv@coastalcontacts.com

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