NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. --  Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for updated regulations on eyeglass prescriptions, which he says will directly benefit consumers.

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.