Police and RCMP Eye Exams
A comprehensive eye exam is required as part of the admissions process to most city police services and the RCMP. Its important to review the required uncorrected vision and colour vision requirements as shown below. The uncorrected visual acuity requirements are in place to ensure an officer can function in the event of loss of glasses or contact lenses. Please review the requirements by downloading the official forms below. Note that there are some minor differences in vision requirements between each respective policing branch and that a separate form must be completed for each application.
RCMP Vision Standards Vision Standards:
Visual Acuity Corrected vision (with glasses or contacts): Visual acuity must be at least 6/6 (20/20) in one eye and 6/9 (20/30) in the other.
Uncorrected vision (without glasses or contacts): Visual acuity must be at least 6/18 (20/60) in each eye or 6/12 (20/40) in one eye and at least 6/30 (20/100) in the other eye.
Field of Vision: Must be at least 150 degrees continuous along the horizontal meridian and 20 degrees continuous above and below fixation, with both eyes open and examined together.
Depth Perception: Normal stereo vision (use of both eyes to judge distances) must be present. Stereo acuity must be 100 seconds of arc or less on the TITMUS Test or equivalent.
Colour Vision Testing: Using any standardized Pseudo-Isochromic plates (Ishihara, A-O, HRR, Dvorine). If you correctly identify all patterns presented in such tests, your colour-vision will be considered normal.