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Visual Acuity Standards
Standards for Police Officer Applicants
Applicants for employment must the following minimum visual requirements.

Distance Vision
Minimum for those not requiring visual aid:
  • 20/20 (6/6) stronger eye
  • 20/30 (6/9) weaker eye

Minimum for those requiring visual aid:
  • Unaided: 20/60 (6/18) each eye, or
    • 20/40 (6/12) stronger eye
    • 20/100 (6/30) weaker eye
  • Aided: Must correct to
  • 20/20 (6/18) stronger eye
  • 20/30 (6/9) poorer eye
Horizontal Vision
Normal – not less than 130 degrees each eye examined separately.

Binoculor Vision
Normal

Color Vision
Ishihara must have 12 or more of 1-15 plates correct

Note: Corrective surgery is acceptable if visual acuity meets the above standards and will be assessed on an individual basis.