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Prince Charles Eye Unit

Welcome to Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor. We offer a range of ophthalmology services to help provide care closer to home to the population of Windsor and the surrounding area.

Before your visit

When you attend your appointment please bring all your current glasses with you and an up to date list of medication. As part of your care you may have eye drops instilled which will dilate your pupils resulting in you having blurred vision, this will affect your ability to drive home.

We are a training unit and care may be provided by a trainee.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday
Outpatient Department: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Ward: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Eye Casualty: 8:30am – 5:00pm (Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm)

On Sunday and bank holidays the eye casualty service is provided at the Royal Berkshire Hospital as a walk-in service for acute emergencies.

Getting here

If you are travelling by car...

We recommend eye casualty patients and eye outpatients enter and are collected via the hospital main entrance (which is on your left hand side as you leave the hospital car park). Ward Patients should be dropped off and collected from the ward entrance (which is on your left hand side as you leave the hospital car park).

Pay and Display car parking is available at the hospital, as well as designated spaces for disabled parking, motor cycles and bicycles.

There is also a drop-off point and a taxi rank near the main entrance to the hospital.

There are four spaces for disabled drivers next to the main entrance and four in the main car park close to the main entrance.

If you are travelling by bus...

Windsor railway station is approximately a 20 minute walk or five minutes by car or taxi.

If you are travelling by bicycle...

There is a regular bus service (708 or 8) from Windsor town centre to the bus stop directly outside the hospital, on St. Leonard’s Road.

Services and clinics we offer
  • Eye Day Bed Unit (Monday - Friday)
  • Nurse-Led Pre-Op
  • Intravitreal injection service
  • Eye OPD
  • Eye casualty walk-in service for acute emergencies, this can be a lengthy wait as emergencies will be treated in order of priority.
  • Orthoptic services including Paediatrics
  • All our clinics are support by our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer who support patients with visual impairment and link them to social services for additional support.