3. A comfortable working environment with adequate rest breaks
Ensuring adequate rest breaks throughout the day
There should be rest breaks scheduled throughout the day, including an adequate lunch break. On some occasions, appointments and other work may overrun into breaks but this should be the exception and not the rule.
The physical conditions in the consulting room should be well planned. The heating and ventilation should be at a comfortable level and all equipment should be positioned so that the optometrist/s can work without undue physical stresses and strains.