Pre-Employment Medical (PEM)

If I wear glasses or contact lenses can I still be a Correctional Officer?

Yes, if your vision is corrected to 20/20 in each eye and your uncorrected vision is no worse than 20/60 in each eye you can meet the Department’s acuity vision standards by wearing glasses. If your uncorrected vision is worse than 20/60 in either eye and you are correctable to 20/20 in each eye you can meet the vision acuity standards by wearing soft contact lenses. If you use vision correction you must complete the Peace Officer Vision Verification form (OPOS 201) and bring the completed form to your Vision Test. Wearing your glasses or contact lenses will be a “condition of employment” if you are hired, meaning you must wear them when on duty.