There are an estimated one million children in the UK* who can't see clearly, which can impact their development. Make sure nothing holds them back with our exclusive eye check storybook. We've developed Zookeeper Zoe, a free interactive storybook containing a range of eye check activities to read with your child and help you understand if they might need support with their vision.

Read the story online or download the app

Book an eye test

All children can get free NHS-funded eye tests every year until they turn 16. Regular eye tests are particularly important for children because they:

  • Check how well your child can see
  • Look at how healthy their eyes are
  • Help identify problems early to prevent them developing

*Eyecare Trust, based on DCSF 2009 School Census 0-12 years old

Free NHS checks for under 16s (excluding the Channel Islands)