New York State's "Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for updated regulations on eyeglass prescriptions, which he says will directly benefit consumers," reports the TWC News. "Schumer is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to require eyecare providers to give complete prescription information to consumers who could then shop around for the best deals. His proposal would also require eyecare providers to verify prescription information to third party sellers in a timely manner. Schumer also recommends new regulations mandating that prescriptions last longer than one year." Read more.
It will be curious to see what happens since providers already must give complete scripts to consumers and third party providers in a timely matter, usuaully defined as eight business hours.