Your heavy, trout-like eyes

Hey!  Wear a pair of these glasses and people might say, “Hello, Fishstick Face!” and it will be a good thing.

photo of eye glasses made from fish scales
hard to see anything with all these fish hanging around

Erik de Laurens, a designer, has invented a way to compress fish scales, (scales meaning the skin of dead fish and not the thing you use to weigh overweight sealife with)…to press them together so tightly that they stick together and make a new kind of material for … all kinds of things.  Including eyeglass frames.  It’s a great way to make use of something that would just go into the trash.

You may have heard the phrase, “the scales fell from my eyes”.  It means that someone suddenly realizes the truth about something, or something was revealed to her.  He can see the truth now.  Before, not.  What kind of person would think something like this, you might ask?  Well, plenty of people.  The phrase has been around a long time.

Now the scales don’t have to fall from your eyes for you to see properly.

Gorton’s Fisheries has not yet confirmed whether or not they will be calling anyone Fishstick Face in the near future.