About Us

About Kay Pictures, Hazel Kay and Seb GibbsKay Pictures was founded in 1984 by orthoptist Hazel Kay when she researched and developed the Kay Picture Test vision testing system to enable earlier visual acuity measurements of very young children and those with learning disabilities.

Since then we have reviewed and modernised the design of our optotypes. They have been fully-validated in a comprehensive research project by Liverpool University Directorate of Orthoptics and Vision Science. For more details about our research, please click here.

Our visual acuity tests are used by eye-care professionals (optometrists, ophthalmologists and orthoptists) plus school nurses, health visitors, teachers of the visually-impaired, paediatricians and others.

In addition, we have designed other complementary paediatric orthoptic tests, providing a range of fixation tools, occlusion patches, reward stickers, and therapy products. We also supply paediatric colour vision and stereo acuity tests and are the licenced supplier of the Cardiff Acuity Tests. Hazel Kay personally researches and trials all new products for their suitability with young children.

Over the last 35 years we used our industry expertise to provide the best and most reliable products so you can test and treat children’s vision with confidence.

The business is led by Hazel Kay and Sebastian Gibbs.

“Kay Pictures products are child friendly, colourful, fun and easy to use.”
Rebecca Smart, Orthoptist, Blackpool