Coastal Contacts to release third quarter 2008 earnings on September 11, 2008



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    TSX Symbol: COA

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 5 /CNW/ - Coastal Contacts Inc. (TSX: COA) announced
today that it will release its financial results for the quarter ended
July 31, 2008 on Thursday, September 11, 2008.
    Coastal Contacts will host a conference call on Thursday, September 11,
2008 at 1:00pm (EST) to discuss financial results and 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
417948.

    About Coastal Contacts:

    Coastal Contacts Inc. (www.coastalcontacts.com), is the world's leading
direct-to-consumer vision products company which designs, produces and
distributes a diversified offering such as contact lenses and eyeglasses. The
Company's unique combination of branded and private label products represent
quality, value and above all, service. Coastal Contacts 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 Contacts is positioned to become the vision
product consumer's retailer of choice owing to its unbeatable value
proposition combining value and service. 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.

    Not for distribution to United States newswire services or for
    dissemination in the United States.
    





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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