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Fred became interested in optics and ophthalmology and he met Robert Lockhart, Professor of Anatomy at Birmingham University, beginning a life-long friendship.

In 1933 Fred wrote a paper titled ‘Directional Fixity and the Transitory Visual Impression or Fleeting Image’ .  He continued to write to Professor Lockhart and exchange ideas on subjects like the ‘blind-spot’ and blending of colour in the eye.

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