ALERT: Restore My Vision, Today and Keep Your Money in Your Wallet
“Restore My Vision, Today?” That’s the name of a slick e-mail based advertisement floating around the Net supposedly authored by Dr. Samantha Pearson based upon a “controversial” regimen developed by a Dr. Sen. The emails send you to an even slicker web site asking for the “low price” of $37 for a booklet about eye exercises “guaranteed” to improve your eyesight. There, you are treated to a videomercial that touts the “proven way to perfect your vision”. Is it a scam? Is it a rip-off? Does it work? You’ll never find out, largely because of an increasingly pernicious Internet industry that offers fake product review sites. You’ll also never be able to find out about the credentials of the very articulate Dr. Pearson — none apparently exist on the Internet, nor are they provided at her own alleged web site. So, should you spend the $37? We recommend not, for the following reasons:
1. There’s a reason this sales pitch is slick — they spend a lot of marketing money to get it to you. Who is paying for that? You are.
2. If you look for a review of the product, you are deluged with lots of fake review or “scam” sites that simply direct you to the main sales site or offer some pablum talking about how the product is highly rated or recommended. (such as scamX.com and infoscamreviews.com) The marketers for this service paid to have these fake sites thwart any customer looking for real reviews.
3. The author is an unknown. If the website fails to feature the credentials of the author and/or if a Google search turns up nothing about this person, you can bet this is a marketer driven product. The fact that the alleged Dr. Pearson has a well-trained English announcers voice with almost perfect diction suggests that the so-called Dr. is not what she seems.
4. Perhaps most importantly, there is an abundance of free or low-cost vision exercise information on the Internet. Amazon offers a number of ebooks that cost nothing and provide the kinds of well-established eye exercises that can help vision. The titles include: “How to Improve Your Vision Naturally”, “Vision for Life”, “Eyesight and Vision Cure” and “Living Without Glasses”. Even easier, you can just click this link and find four eye exercises described by a qualified optomistrist.
5. The testimonials offered in the video do not offer the full names or backgrounds of the individuals who are touting the product in very terse, well-crafted and well-lighted videos.
We recommend that you try these low-cost or free books out before forking over $37 to the faux doctor. And beware ANY Net-based sales pitch that has uncredentialed, slick video presentations with no independent reviews. It may not be a scam, but it is probably a rip-off because it is overpriced for what it is offering. In this case, there’s lots of good vision exercises in the marketplace offered at a fraction of the cost of “Restore My Vision”. Save your hard-earned money.