Police Application Examination: $125 - Includes required testing for applicants to Edmonton Police Service as well as other Canadian cities. Candidates that have had any type of corrective surgery will require additional testing.
Form Completion: $10 (for drivers' forms, RCMP, EPS, NDT, etc.)
Farnsworth D-15 Colour Vision Testing: $50 - Required for some police and occupational vision requirement applications
After LASIK Night Vision / Contrast Sensitivity Testing: $50 (an EPS application requirement)
Edmonton Police Service Vision Requirements:
Applicants must meet an uncorrected visual acuity of at least 20/40 (6/12) with both eyes open. Applicants who require visual aids (glasses or contact lenses) must have vision of 20:20 (6:6) with both eyes open. Applicants who are farsighted, the hyperopia must not be great than +2.00 d, spheroequivalent in the least hyperopic eye. Applicants who are near sighted must have in excess of 5 eso or 5 exo. Lateral Phoria "Far" and Lateral Phoria "Near" applicants requires additional information from an eye care professional, which documents that the person is unlikely to experience double vision when fatigued or functioning in reduced visual environments. All applicants must be able to pass the Farnsworth D-15 color vision test without any color corrective (e.g. x-chrom, Chromagen) lenses. Depth perception must be a stereo acuity of 80 seconds of arc or better. Additional testing is also required for patients who have had corrective surgery. This requires testing with special goggles and contrast sensitivity chart.
Vision that does not meet these standards will be cause for rejection. The procedures of orthokeratology, Intra-Stromalcorneal Rings and corneal implants are not acceptable as a means of visual acuity enhancement. Applicants must submit a vision report, signed by a qualified Opthalmologist or Optometrist.
(Forms available at http://www.joineps.ca/)
All required tests are available at our clinic.
RCMP Vision Requirements:
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 lenses), 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.
This minimum vision acuity is required for safe performance of policing duties if glasses or contacts are lost or displaced.
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 a minimum of 70 seconds of arc or better on Titmus
Colour vision testing using any standardized Pseudo-Isochromatic plates (Ishihara, A-O, HRR, Dvorine). If you correctly identify all patterns presented in such tests,
your colour-vision will be considered normal.
If needed, further evaluation will be conducted with devices such as Farnsworth D-15 discs. If you demonstrate a colour-vision deficiency on the Farnsworth discs, you will not meet the vision standards requirements of the RCMP.