Coastal To Present At Craig-Hallum's 3rd Annual Alpha Select Conference

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coastal Contacts, Inc. ("Coastal")(TSX:COA) (Stockholm:COA), one of the largest online retailers of vision care products in the world, has been invited to present at Craig-Hallum's 3rd Annual Alpha Select Conference held at Sentry Centers in New York City on September 27, 2012.

Coastal management is scheduled to present at 11:20 a.m. Eastern time with one-on-one meetings held throughout the day.

About Coastal Contacts Inc.:

Coastal Contacts, Inc. is one of the largest online retailers of vision 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 the year 2000, Coastal designs, produces and distributes the largest selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses on the Internet, including a unique combination of designer eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, and vision care accessories. Coastal services 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, ClearlyContacts.com.au, ClearlyContacts.co.nz, Contactsan.com, Coastallens.com and our newest site Lensway.com.br.

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CONTACT: For Further Information:                  Terry Vanderkruyk         Vice President, Corporate Development         Coastal Contacts Inc.         604.676.4498         terryv@coastal.com                  or                  Liolios Group Inc.         Scott Liolios or Cody Slach         Tel 949.574.3860         COA@liolios.com