Coastal Contacts to open Toronto Stock Exchange March 15, 2007

    TSX Symbol: COA


    VANCOUVER, March 6 /CNW/ - Coastal Contacts Inc. (TSX: COA) announced
today that Roger Hardy, President and Chief Executive Officer has been invited
to open the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on Thursday March 15, 2007.
    "Being invited to open Canada's premier exchange is a great honor for me
and the entire Coastal team," stated Roger Hardy, Coastal's President and
Chief Executive Officer. "Our rapid revenue growth of more than 400% since our
Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2004 was partly due to the equity capital we
were able to attract through the TSX and TSX-V. With 2006 revenues over
$81 million, a strong balance sheet and a footprint in substantially every
major global market for contact lenses, we are well positioned for continued
    Joining Mr. Hardy at the TSX ceremony will be Murray McBride, Director,
Steve Bochen, Chief Operating Officer, Glen Kayll, Vice President,
International Operations and Terry Vanderkruyk, Vice President, Corporate

    About the TSX:

    As Canada's senior equities market, TSX provides an efficient, liquid
market for a broad cross-section of Canadian issuers. TSX assists about 1,500
issuers through services designed to increase retail and institutional

    About Coastal Contacts:

    Coastal Contacts is the world's fastest-growing vision care supplier.
Leveraging its world class operations in Europe, North America and Asia,
Coastal is building a predictable recurring revenue stream. Coastal shipped
approximately 870,000 orders in 2006, of which 56% were reorders, by
consistently providing customers with a comprehensive product line, savings
and convenience. Already No.1 in most of its markets, Coastal is rapidly
advancing toward its goal of becoming the dominant global vision care

    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, 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

For further information:

For further information: visit or contact: Terry
Vanderkruyk, Vice President, Corporate Development, Coastal Contacts Inc.,
(604) 676-4498,

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