Coastal Contacts to release fourth quarter and fiscal year 2007 financials on December 20, 2007



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    TSX Symbol: COA

    VANCOUVER, Dec. 19 /CNW/ - Coastal Contacts Inc. (TSX: COA) announced
today that financial results for the fiscal quarter and year ended October 31,
2007 will be released after market close on Thursday, December 20, 2007.
    Coastal Contacts will host a conference call on Thursday, December 20 at
2:00pm (PST) 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
238343.

    About Coastal Contacts:

    Coastal Contacts is one of the world's fastest-growing vision care
suppliers. Leveraging its world class operations in Europe, North America and
Asia, 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 dominant global vision care supplier.

    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, limited suppliers, inventory risk,
disruption in our distribution facilities, foreign exchange fluctuations,
regulatory requirements, demand for contact lenses, changes in business
strategy, 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.





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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