Medicine: Exercise v. Eyeglasses

Though it is popularly supposed that all boys who want to be airmen must have perfect eyesight, many an Army & Navy air cadet knows better. Eye exercises sufficiently improved his faulty eyes to give him a crack at the course. And many an enlisted man has eye exercises to thank for his uniform. Examples:

One boy who failed to get into Annapolis because of weak eyes (20/40 in one eye,* 20/80 in the other) got there after two months of exercises, has since become a flyer. Another boy was refused by the Coast...

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