Coastal Contacts to release first quarter 2007 financials March 15, 2007

    TSX Symbol: COA


    VANCOUVER, March 5 /CNW/ - Coastal Contacts Inc. (TSX: COA) announced
today that financial results for the quarter ended January 31, 2007 will be
released before market open on Thursday March 15, 2007.
    Coastal Contacts will host a conference call on Thursday, March 15 at
2:00pm (EST) to discuss financial results and Company operations.
Participating in the call will be Roger Hardy, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Reta Byvelds, Chief Financial Officer, Steve Bochen, Chief Operating
Officer and Glen Kayll, Vice President, International Operations.
    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
    A live audio webcast of the call will be available in real time or on
demand. Details are available at in the Investor
Relations section.

    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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