Coastal Contacts to release first quarter 2008 earnings on March 13, 2008



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    TSX Symbol: COA

    VANCOUVER, March 10 /CNW/ - Coastal Contacts Inc. (TSX: COA) announced
today that it will release its financial results for the quarter ended
January 31, 2008 after market close on Thursday, March 13, 2008.
    Coastal Contacts will host a conference call on Thursday, March 13 at
6:00pm (EST) to discuss financial results and Company operations.
Participating in the call will be Roger Hardy, President and Chief Executive
Officer and Glen Kayll, Chief Financial Officer.
    To attend the conference call, participants in Toronto may dial
416-850-9140. Participants outside the greater Toronto area may dial the North
American toll-free number 1-866-400-3320.
    A replay of the call will be available for 7 days. To access the replay
in Toronto listeners may dial 416-915-1035. The North American toll-free
number for the replay is 1-866-245-6755. The passcode to access the replay is
392448.

    About Coastal Contacts:

    Coastal Contacts is one of the world's fastest growing vision care
suppliers. Leveraging its world class operations in North America and Europe,
Coastal is building a predictable recurring revenue stream in the contact lens
segment and is developing complementary branded vision care products. Already
No. 1 in many of its markets, Coastal is rapidly advancing toward its goal of
becoming the "World's Optical Store."

    This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that
reflect the current views and/or expectations of Coastal Contacts Inc. with
respect to its performance, business and future events. Investors are
cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties
including, without limitation, those relating to changes in the market,
potential downturns in economic conditions, consumer credit risk, limited
suppliers, inventory risk, disruption in our distribution facilities, foreign
exchange fluctuations, changes in business strategy, regulatory requirements,
demand for contact lenses and other vision care products, competition and
dependence on the internet. These risks, as well as others, could cause actual
results and events to vary significantly. Coastal Contacts does not undertake
any obligations to release publicly any revisions for updating any voluntary
forward-looking statements.

    Neither the TSX nor any other regulatory body has reviewed and therefore
    does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this
    release.

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For further information:

For further information: Terry Vanderkruyk, Vice President, Corporate
Development, Coastal Contacts Inc., (604) 676-4498,
terryv@coastalcontacts.com

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