Coastal Contacts Inc.

Coastal Contacts Inc.

October 10, 2007 14:28 ET

Coastal Contacts Nominates Delta Community Living Society for Award

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2007) -


Coastal Contacts Inc. (TSX:COA) today announced that it nominated the team at the Scott Road Connections Center, a division of the Delta Community Living Society for the 2007 Tony Schmand Memorial Award and was pleased to participate in the recent presentation of the award. The Tony Schmand Memorial Award is presented annually to individuals supported by Delta Community Living Society who have achieved significant personal success in one or more of the following: personal achievement; training or education achievement; community involvement; volunteer achievement; or employment achievement.

The Delta Community Living Society is a non-profit community-based organization that provides support to adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Funded primarily by Community Living British Columbia, DCLS is an example of high standards and innovation. DCLS provides active leadership and advocacy for the Community Living movement in B.C., shares best practices with other service organizations, participates in policy dialogue with government and educates the public about the vital needs of the people we support.

"Congratulations to Scott Road Connections on winning this award. Since 2004 DCLS has been directly involved in assembling approximately one million boxes for Coastal Contacts that we have shipped to satisfied customers around the world," stated Roger Hardy, Coastal Contacts President and CEO. "We are thrilled with the quality of work provided by the team members of the Scott Road Connections Center and are committed to this type of partnership throughout our organization."

"At Delta Community Living Society we believe that all citizens can be contributing members of their communities. We believe employment is integral in the lives of all citizens," commented Anita Sihota, Executive Director of the Delta Community Living Society. "People with developmental disabilities can and do make valuable contributions in the workplace. Working in partnership with Coastal Contacts has been rewarding for the people supported by Delta Community Living Society and the communities in which they live. We thank Coastal Contacts for their commitment and for the difference they have made in the quality of life of the people we support."

About Coastal Contacts:

Coastal Contacts is one of the world's fastest-growing vision care suppliers. Leveraging its world class operations in Europe, North America and Asia, Coastal is building a predictable recurring revenue stream in the contact lens segment and is developing complementary branded vision care products. Already No. 1 in many of its markets, Coastal is rapidly advancing toward its goal of becoming the dominant global vision care supplier.

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, changes in business strategy, 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.

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