Kay Picture Test Screening Book


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Compact Kay Picture Test book with single and linear crowded testing options.

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The Kay Picture Test Screening Book is a compact A5 size book comprising an abridged single-crowded and linear-crowded picture vision testing option for vision screening.
In addition, it comprises distance LogMAR sizing from 1.0 to -0.10 at three metres, plus it includes a single crowded near vision test card and a matching card.

There is a choice of three or four single crowded picture optotypes at each acuity size (apart from at 1.0, which are uncrowded). Further, sizes 0.3 to -0.1 have both single crowded and a linear row of five pictures per page to suit all ages from as young as 18 months to school age.

The Kay Picture Test Screening Book is packaged in a frosted PVC wallet with flap closure for safe storage in between uses.

Our new, fully researched picture optotypes provide a reliable visual acuity measurement comparable with ETDRS. The six pictures have an improved and modernised design with consideration of recent research evidence on spacing and crowding. The pictures were shown to be the most recognisable to children under 30 months and with minimum variability in legibility across the optotypes. Click here to learn more about the research behind the redevelopment of our optotypes.

Which Kay Picture Test matches my needs? Please click here for an overview of the varying formats and their features.


Country of origin: GB


The encapsulated front and back covers of the books are fully sealed, edge-to-edge. The covers can be cleaned with an anti-bacterial agent or perhaps even an alcohol-based cleaner. The only area where this plasticised covering is compromised is at the holes for the spiral binding, so extra care should be taken to not allow liquid to leak into the holes.

The inner pages are laminated and not sealed at the ends. Any liquid that penetrates underneath the laminate will eventually discolour the pages and potentially lead to the sheets de-laminating at the edges. Anti-bacterial wipes could be used very carefully, whilst paying close attention not to get the edges too damp.


“In every hospital I’ve worked, Kays Picture Test has been the gold standard test for paediatric acuity.”
Dr. Ian Livingstone, Glasgow


You can download a German translation of the test instructions for our Screening Book here.

Are you bilingual? Please get in touch if you can help us to translate the instructions correctly to other languages. Thank you!


If the item shows as currently out of stock, please contact us via email contact@kaypictures.co.uk or telephone +44 (0)1442 823507 to enquire this product’s availability.

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