A Proposed Scientific Study
The Francis Young, Maurice Brumer and Jacob Raphaelson Scientific Study for Threshold Nearsightedness Prevention.
Dear Fellow Pilots,

As you have seen, pilots such as Captain Fred Deakins have successfully restored their distant vision to 20/20.  Would you like to clear your distant vision as part of a well organized scientific-engineering team?  We need a group of highly motivated aeronautical engineers to work on this project with us.  Embry-Riddle would be the ideal location to make that type of scientific commitment with excellent results.  You would be responsible for all of the measurements and the ultimate success of this prevention work.

If you are squinting on the 20/20 line at entry to Embry-Riddle, the probability of retaining 20/20 for four years is 1 in 100.  The standard "down" rate is -1/3 diopter per year.  If you do not use the preventive method, your vision will be 20/100 (-1.3 diopters) after four years at the college.  [Reference data from both West Point and the U. S. Naval Academy.]
Legal Control
Do you need to maintain naked-eye 20/20 for flying?
Do you wish to do this work in a disciplined, engineering environment by your own judgment and control?  Other pilots have done it -- why not you?
The Sophomore Year
      Steve Leung (v)

      Stirling Colgate (v)

      Donald Rehm (v)
      Soon C. See (v)

Prevention Technique
       Fred Deakins (v)
       David De Angelis (v)

       Dr. Kaisu Viikari (v)

        Otis S. Brown (v)
         Alfred Han Bossino (v)
Base-line Statistics
Pilot Commentary
An OD Parent's Judgment
Dr. Young's Scientific Data
Medical Safety
Optical Information
The Effect of the Plus
Study Basis
Science and Statistics
Scientific Confirmation