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Coastal.com's Exclusive Derek Cardigan Eyeglasses Brand Introduces First Edition Grammar Collection

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coastal Contacts Inc. ("Coastal") (Nasdaq:COA) (TSX:COA) (Stockholm:COA), the leading online retailer of vision care products, announced today that its exclusive Derek Cardigan eyeglasses brand has introduced a first edition Grammar Collection. The first edition Grammar Collection takes you back to English 101 with eyeglasses designs that feature unique and iconic colon and semi-colon symbols on the temples.

Coastal.com introduced the Derek Cardigan brand three years ago and it has since become the company's bestselling brand. Since its launch, Coastal.com has sold more than 100,000 Derek Cardigan frames to customers who are seeking a unique vintage style of prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses.

"We've been blown away by the reception that our Derek Cardigan eyeglasses have received from our customers, commented Aaron Magness, Coastal.com's VP of Marketing. The success of the Derek Cardigan line highlights Coastal.com's ability to develop and market leading fashion brands to our growing base of more than four million vision corrected customers. You'll see us continually evolve and expand our product offering to address the needs of our customers looking for style, value and the very best possible customer experience."

Derek Cardigan eyeglasses are also featured in the highly ranked music videos " I Cry" by Flo Rida and " Brand New Me" by Alicia Keys.

Coastal.com's other exclusive eyeglasses brands include Joseph Mark, LOVE and Kam Dhillon.

About Coastal Contacts

Coastal Contacts Inc. is one of the largest online retailers of vision care products in the world. Coastal empowers customers to easily browse, try on and buy eyewear—saving time, money and sanity. With every pair of qualifying frames purchased, Coastal donates a pair to someone in need through its Change the View project. Founded in 2000, Coastal designs, produces and distributes the largest selection of glasses and contact lenses on the Internet, including a unique combination of designer glasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, and vision care accessories. Coastal serves customers in more than 150 countries through the Coastal Contacts family of websites including: Coastal.com, ClearlyContacts.ca, Lensway.com, Lensway.co.uk, Lensway.se, Lensway.com.br, ClearlyContacts.com.au, ClearlyContacts.co.nz, Contactsan.com, and Coastallens.com.

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