Perimetry is essential for identifying visual field defects due to disorders of the eye and brain. However, young children are often unable to reliably perform the preferred method of visual field assessment known as automated static perimetry (ASP). This paper introduces a novel method of ASP specifically developed for children called Saccadic Vector Optokinetic Perimetry (SVOP). SVOP uses eye tracking to detect the natural saccadic eye response of gaze orientation towards visual field stimuli if they are seen. In this paper, the direction and magnitude of a sample of subject gaze responses to visual field stimuli is used to construct a software decision algorithm for use in SVOP. SVOP was clinically evaluated in a group of 24 subjects, comprising children and adults, with and without visual field defects, by comparison with an equivalent test on the Humphrey Field Analyser (HFA). SVOP provides promising visual field test results when compared with the reference HFA test, and has proven extremely useful in detecting visual field defects in children unable to perform traditional ASP.