to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Today

VANCOUVER, British Columbia— Coastal Contacts Inc. (NASDAQ: COA) (TSX: COA) (Stockholm: COA) will ring the opening bell of the NASDAQ Capital Market today at 9:30 a.m., less than three months after beginning trading on the stock exchange, as reported by VMail Oct. 26, 2012

Roger Hardy, founder and chief executive officer, will be in attendance along with other company representatives. Referring to trading on NASDAQ, Hardy said, “We believe the listing will provide U.S. based investors and funds with greater access to Coastal shares. It should also help to build awareness of the brand as we invest in acquiring customers across the U.S.”

He also reviewed the company’s successes in 2012: “During fiscal 2012, Coastal manufactured and shipped more than one million pairs of eyeglasses, and during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 our U.S. eyeglasses business grew approximately 100 percent over the same period in 2011.”

Founded in 2000, Coastal Contacts services customers in more than 150 countries through its family of websites, including,,,,,,,, and