About Us

About Us

Coastal.com is the largest online contact lenses and prescription glasses retailer. We've worked hard to create the most convenient and unique solution to purchasing designer glasses and brand name contact lenses. Our "customers first" doctrine has allowed us to become the most popular online retailer of vision correction products. Come on in, browse our selection of designer prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses, compare our prices, and you will see for yourself why we have quickly become the leader in online glasses and contacts!


Roy Hessel

Roy Hessel, Chief Executive Officer

Nancy Morison

Nancy Morison, Chief Operations Officer

Craig Lennox

Craig Lennox, Chief Financial Officer

Ibrahim Kamar

Ibrahim Kamar, Director of Business Intelligence and FP&A

Hussein Waljee

Hussein Waljee, Director of Information Technology

Nancy Savard

Nancy Savard, Director of Human Resources

Geoff Henshaw

Geoff Henshaw, Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand


Our exciting future makes Coastal.com the workplace of choice in attracting and retaining the highest caliber, brightest and most talented individuals. Interested in contributing to a fast growing company? JOIN US!

Contact Us

Call us toll free at 1-866-333-6888 or email us at at info@coastalcontacts.com

Change the View

Change the View

According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide, but of that number 80% of these impairments can be avoided or cured. The Change the View project exists to ensure necessary eye care is available to those who are unable to access it by their own means.

As a world leader in the optical industry, we are devoted to using our knowledge and resources to change lives by improving eye health globally, regardless of economics or geography.

We have big dreams, and although we have helped over 340,000 people worldwide to date, this is just a start. By the year 2020, our goal is to assist 2 million people by providing eyeglasses to restore vision, sunglasses to protect from sight deteriorating UV rays and Vitamin A tablets to prevent the early onset of eye disease in children.

We believe that everyone has the right to eye care and are doing what we can to make this a reality. From supporting local projects in San Francisco to traveling across the globe to the most rural areas of Africa, we are determined to support those who are suffering needlessly from visual impairment.

To date we have supported projects in Canada, USA, Mexico, Panama, Honduras, Peru, Philippines, India, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia.

Learn More: www.changetheview.org


Quick Facts

  • Founded in 2000, Coastal Contacts Inc. (Coastal) is the largest optical ecommerce company
  • Coastal is owned by Essilor International, the world leader in ophthalmic optical products
  • Operations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Brazil
  • Over 5 million customers worldwide and growing
  • World's largest online optical store globally offering contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and accessories
  • 600 employees worldwide

Media Inquiries:

Public Relations
Email: media@coastalcontacts.com