As the table slides, there is no problem getting in and out for me. I am vertically challenged (but not horizontally). As there is a window in front and to the left side (as well as behind), I personally have never thought about it. There is ample day light when the shades are open in the daytime as well as plenty of interior lighting. I've never felt uncomfortable; especially since ETI raised the benches to enable me to see out the windows better.
Ideally you could see one and try it out.