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Optometrists generally have excellent working conditions. They usually work in the offices of physicians or other health practitioners but are free to set their own hours and arrange their vacations and free time. Some optometrists work in health and personal care stores, while others work in outpatient care centers. The optometrist usually works in quiet surroundings and is seldom faced with emergencies. Although most optometrists still have solo practices, some have chosen to work in partnerships or teams to alleviate the rising cost of establishing a business and repaying of school loans.

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