Launches Oakley in Europe Launches Oakley in Europe

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coastal Contacts
Inc. ("" or "the Company") (Nasdaq:COA) (TSX:COA), the leading
online provider of eyewear, today announced that it has signed a distribution
agreement to launch Oakley eyewear on its market leading European website,

"We are delighted to launch Oakley products on our European site," commented
Peter Lee, Coastal's Managing Director, Europe. "We are totally focused on
providing our customers with the best eyewear available, combined with an
amazing customer experience and Oakley products are a great fit in our
offering. Every day more than 250,000 unique visitors shop on our sites around
the world providing unparalleled exposure for brands seeking to expand their

About Oakley:

Established in 1975 and acquired by Luxottica (NYSE:LUX) in 2007, Oakley is
one of the leading sports performance brands in the world. The holder of over
500 patents, Oakley is continually seeking problems, solving them with
inventions and wrapping those inventions in art. This philosophy has made
Oakley one of the most iconic and inimitable brands on the market. Oakley is
famed for its insuperable lens technologies such as High Definition Optics
(HDO) which it incorporates into all of its sun and prescription eyewear as
well as ski goggles. Laser focused on the consumer, Oakley has both Men's and
Women's product lines which target the Sports Performance, Active and
Lifestyle consumers.

About is the leading manufacturer and online retailer of eyewear
products offered through a family of world class websites. Established in
2000, the family of brands provides customers with an extensive,
in stock selection of prescription eyewear, contact lenses and sunglasses.'s vision is to provide our customers with stylish high quality
eyewear quickly, so they can see everything life has to offer. For more
information about (Nasdaq:COA), visit

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News Release include, among others: that will maintain its
position in the markets it operates in and expand into other markets in a
favourable manner; that will have sufficient capital to continue
making investments in advertising, inventory, property, equipment and
leasehold improvements as well as personnel to support its business and new
product lines, including its eyeglasses business; that will be
able to generate and maintain sufficient cash flows to support its operations;
that will be successful in complying with industry regulatory
requirements in British Columbia and other jurisdictions in which it operates;
that Coastal will be able to establish and/or maintain necessary relationships
with suppliers; and that will retain key personnel.The foregoing
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downturns in economic conditions; consumer credit risk;'s ability
to implement its business strategies; competition from traditional and online
retailers; limited suppliers; limited availability of inventory; disruption in
Coastal's distribution facilities; mergers and acquisitions; foreign currency
exchange rate fluctuations; regulatory requirements; demand for contact
lenses, eyeglasses and related vision care products; the risk that
will not be successful in defending against litigation; dependence on the
Internet; and the other risks detailed in's filings with the
Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

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CONTACT: Terry Vanderkruyk
         Vice President, Corporate Development
         Coastal Contacts Inc.
         Liolios Group Inc.
         Scott Liolios or Cody Slach
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