The Vision Council of the U.S. will be the sole owner of VisionWatch from next February on, following the expiration of a joint venture agreement established with Jobson Optical Research in 2005. The American trade association will manage this consumer research study of U.S. purchasing patterns single-handedly. Jobson will continue to publish its popular Consumer Insights series of research products based on the VisionWatch panel, as well as other retail and market studies.