VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coastal Contacts Inc. (TSX:COA) (Stockholm:COA) announced today that Coastal has been invited to participate in the following investor conferences. Mr. Glen Kayll, Coastal's Chief Financial Officer, will deliver presentations on behalf of the Company on December 8th, 2010 at the 6th Annual Lambert Edwards SMID-West Conference, which is being held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago. Mr. Terry Vanderkruyk, Coastal's Vice President, Corporate Development, will deliver a presentation on behalf of the Company at 8:40am on December 8th, 2010 at the Wedbush Securities 11 th Annual California Dreamin' Consumer Management Access Conference, which is being held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica, California. Mr. Roger Hardy, Coastal's, Founder and CEO, will deliver a presentation at the 3 rd Annual LD Micro Conference at 2:00pm Thursday, December 9th, 2010 at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles. About Coastal Contacts: Coastal Contacts Inc. is the world's leading direct-to-consumer vision products company which designs, produces and distributes a diversified offering of eyeglasses and contact lenses. Coastal's unique combination of branded and private label products represent quality, value and above all, service. Coastal 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 is positioned to become the vision product consumer's retailer of choice owing to its compelling value proposition combining value and service. A leader in many of its markets, Coastal is rapidly advancing toward its goal of becoming the "World's Optical Store". Forward Looking Statements All statements made in this news release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "goal", "target", "should," "likely," "potential," "continue," "project," "forecast," "prospects," and similar expressions typically are used to identify forward-looking statements.