Vision Test (with & without correction)
Vision is evaluated both with and without correction (corrective lenses or glasses are permitted). In order to be qualified, 1) each candidate must have at least 20/30 binocular visual acuity (both eyes tested together) and 2) at least 20/40 visual acuity in each eye tested separately, either with or without correction for both near and far vision.
If correction is needed to meet this standard, then the candidate must also have uncorrected visual acuity of at least 20/70 binocular (using both eyes) for both near and far vision. Testing each eye separately, candidates must have at least 20/40 or better acuity in the best eye and 20/100 or better acuity in the worse eye without correction for both near and far testing. Testing in the worse eye must be correctable to 20/40 or better testing each eye separately, and 20/30 or better testing both eyes together.
The visual fields must not be less than 145 degrees and color vision is also required. Candidates who fail the standard color vision tests may take the Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test at their own expense and will only qualify if the Total Error Score is not greater than 124.