ALERT: Restore My Vision, Today and Keep Your Money in Your Wallet

vision“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 and   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.

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57 comments to ALERT: Restore My Vision, Today and Keep Your Money in Your Wallet

  • Diana Walls

    Thank you, I think that you are the only independent review of this product on google, it took me 3 pages to find you. I would not trust any company that tries to flood out any independent reviews.

  • Thank you for the review…it’s such a pain when we land on the “fake” review sites…I’m definitely steering clear. Thanks also for the book titles to check out.

  • Thank you for the information. I believe you simply because I hit 15 other review sites touting it was not a scam and sending me right back to the Restore my Vision Today site. Some people are just plain “DIRTY”.

  • Barbara D

    Thanks for the honest review and alternate titles. The other “review sites” weren’t even comprehensible.

  • jeff t

    Thanks for an honest assessment. It took a while to find this page after navigating through numerous fake reviews. My gut told me to avoid this scam, but it was so compelling… I’m glad I didn’t waist my money. Thanks!

  • N Holiday

    Thank you for this review, both for the fact you’re NOT a fake “scam alert” site as is so often the case with things like this, as well as not outright denouncing the claims and at the same time also providing useful alternatives!

    I was already about to go onto Youtube to look up similar info as you can find just about anything for free on youtube anyway.

    However I’d like to point out one thing – if you’re going to make a credible review – please review the information thoroughly before you write your review.

    At no point in the video presentation did I ever see or hear any claim that “Samantha Pearson” is a Dr. – nor does her title under the product name claim she’s a doctor – only “Dr. Sen” is claimed to be a doctor. So of course you’re not going to find any credentials about her.

    I too am suspicious that she’s even a real person – or even if she IS real and even if the story IS true – I’m in agreement with you – I highly doubt the narrator is actually the person known as “Samantha Pearson”.

    While a couple of the testimonies sounded natural – the overwhelming majority were just plain rehearsed and not very good at all.

    The last one – which from a marketing perspective, you would think would be the clincher, the tear jerker, the one to “set the hook” as it were – was actually the worst of them all and the guy may as well have had the script in his hand with his head down reading it that it was that bad!!

    Thanks again for being the voice in the “crowd” of fake sites standing out with at least an honest observation!

    • Thanks for your observations. As to our doing our homework, believe it or not, Samantha Pearson is referred to as an “Dr.”. It is in the video but also on other websites. Check out this one, for example. We really do work hard to make sure we get our facts right.

  • greg w

    I have tried to unsubscribe from these emails, also christian mingle, end diabetes,car purchases, testosterone etc etc etc

    I used to get about 1 or 2 ‘spam’ a month, now I get about 15 a day. Even though they go into my junk folder, they are still

    an invasion of my privacy. Can they be forced to stop through legal means ? I live in Canada. Thanks !!

    • Hi Greg. You aren’t alone. Spam is and will continue to be plagued the Net. There are some strategies that one can use to reduce or control spam, but there are few, if any, legal means by which an individual can stop spam. It is largely done by large companies who have the resources and economic incentives to crack down on mass spammers, such as the ones that you cite.

  • This program is a complete scam & waste of money. I asked for a refund the day I got it and have still been getting the run around from a Laura Middleton, prob. not even her real name.
    They send you a bunch of literature that not once referances Dr. Sen or whatever his supposed name is. The PDF they sent was mostly definitions of certain eye ailments only idenifying what your eye deficit is called medically.
    I was expecting a series of eye excercises which doesnt exist in their package. They talk about nutrition that is good for the eyes and even telling your brain that you can see clearer as one of the cures, gimme me a break. There was one figure 8 excercise but it didnt tell you how long to do it or how often.
    This is a complete waste of $37., they try to get you to invest more after the initial $37. also. Glad I wasnt dumb enough to go any deeper. Don’t spend your money here!!!!!!

  • Nelson P.

    Well it’s too late for the advice but thanks. Just paid for it 05/29/2014 at $37 and was crazy enough to take the 2nd offer for $47. The ‘pitch’ is very convincing so you really can get suckered in. After getting the 2nd offer it kept throwing more offers at me until I had to quit out of my browser. I downloaded all the material they sent me with a link with no problem but the material you get is royalty free looking .pdf, .mp3, and .mp4 files with eye care tips you could find yourself on the internet. It’s a total scam and I’ve asked for a full refund from the site and contacted Paypal which was my payment method, to reverse my payment and reported the site as a scam. I’ll link back to this blog with an update if I ever get my refund. Grrrrrrr.

  • The ad popped up on my weather channel so I thought it might be good because surely the weather channel wouldn’t allow crooked stuff on their website would they? And maybe they didn’t – I guess it could be hacked – not sure what that is but I know it’s not good….But I decided to do some research first – way too many “testimonials” to be true…if it were that good and that many people had it work for them then most everyone would know about it by now…..and glasses would be a thing of the past….thanks for your research… gave us some of the most valuable thing you have – your time.

  • Nelson P.

    6/1/2014: received notification from Restore My Vision Today and Paypal that my full payment was refunded so anyone who buys this crap have hope. I’m not sure if Paypal put pressure on them or they actually refunded in good faith. Good Luck Nelson P.

  • Ron B.

    Me Too! I paid Restore My Vision on 5/15/2014, but decided that very same day to cancel and request the return of my $37.00, and have been requesting every other day since then. They keep using the excuse of not receiving the “Order ID” I was supposed to have received at the initial purchase, which I do not have or recall, and have notified them over and over that I do not have said “Order ID”. It has now been 16 days and I am still waiting for the return of my $37.00

  • Joyce

    Actually if you try to leave the site the price goes down to $27 then $7. Glad I found this site as was tempted to purchase. I really hate the idea of upsells as well.

  • Patrice

    I bought this program recently and I found the book very informative and helpful. I have nothing to gain by posting this review, but there is a lot of negativity for no reason. You should try the program first before complaining. I am happy with my results so far.

    • While some commenters have complained, most of the complaints are about not getting value for their money. Our alert focuses on that issue. It isn’t that this product is worthless; it may possibly be providing some useful information. Our concern is that is charging a very high premium for information that is already readily available for free from reputable sources.

  • Tim

    I was so close to making a purchase, but the fact that there was no shipping address for the “books” that I was buying alerted me to a possible scam. In fine print, it reads that they know the geographic location of my computer. Really? Thank you for the advice. I did NOT make this purchase.


    Amazing research you guys did to warn the public on Perfect Vision scam. I would have been caught in this scam today 13 Jun 2014 but for my curiosity to find the truth. I stumbled into your revelations and I cannot but believe it, more so when I read through others experiences and negative testimonials. God bless you guys for this great job you are doing.Thanks.

  • Neil

    I am an eye doctor and am completely appalled by the claims of this program. Prescription glasses and contacts are based on the shape of the eye, that’s why vision worsens more in the teenage or growing years. What’s more appalling is to infer that diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration can be cured with eye exercises. Let’s see–maybe if I move my eyes around the chemical mediators in my bloodstream won’t try to create new blood vessels in the back of my eye that could break and bleed (“wet” macular degeneration). What a joke. Unfortunately the elderly who are most at risk of eye disease are the most trusting of these kinds of scams. Makes me angry. I don’t work off commission, corneal ectasia isn’t a build-up of fluid in the cornea, etc…etc….they aren’t even close to understanding vision. Interestingly, while I am on my rant, vision therapy is taught at all optometry schools throughout North America. So there’s no big secret….but it doesn’t “cure” prescriptions or glaucoma. It can be effective for amblyopia (“lazy eye”), focusing and eye pointing issues, etc…. No big secret the tens of thousands of optometrists like me are all “keeping under wraps.” Go see your eye doctor. Not everyone in the world has the luxury we do of getting an exam and new glasses or contacts often at the visit.

    • Thank you for taking the time to educate our blog readers. Like you, we were alarmed by suggestions that eye exercises can combat glaucoma or macular degeneration. And it is good to know that you agree about the availability of low-cost or free information about eye exercises. We appreciate your expert input.

  • Sharon Remund

    One person stated he received his refund and he used Paypal. Well, that is why you got your refund.
    I buy online all the time as it is easier than going to stores. I almost bought this product too.
    It is always a good idea to get up and walk way from the compter and think it over, before you buy.
    On a positive note I only use Paypal when I shop, it offers a third layer of protection and I never have to put in my bank, credit card or debit card. Paypal fights for you. Plus they have never been hacked. They have only had to defend me three times in 8 years, but the got my money back each time.
    Thanks for a good and objective review.

  • Lavern Winters

    The long excessive talk in the infomercial format was a dead give away for me. I am a firm believer in the adage: “If it sounds too good to be true…” I’m glad that you are making people aware that it is a scam.

  • Mark B

    I bought this book and before it even finished downloading, my vision was significantly better. In addition, my male pattern baldness went away. Coincidence? I don’t think so. But the kicker is, my herpes is gone and I noticed I had a erection. Worth every penny. I may buy it again tomorrow.

  • Mark B

    PS – thank you. I almost bought it for real.

  • Carol G

    Thank you for your website alerting the public about this scam. What got me was the annoying loud ‘beep’ when their infomercial video started. I am a multitasker with several windows open at the same time and the stupid beep just about jolted me out of my chair. Being an internet marketer, I immediately understood that it was a deliberate way to get people to focus (in a bad way) and that set the tone for my experience in listening to their slick perfect-diction voice narrating the snake oil vid to try to peel some of my hard earned money off me. Irritated already, I immediately started to search for a review on the offering, before the vid was even finished, and found your website with no problem. I appreciate your working hard to help folks know the good from the bad. Incidentally, I have tried the eye exercises a few years back, but, as the doctor who posted here mentioned, there is no eye exercises in the world that will take care of some of the reasons why folks need glasses – and I happen to have a few of those reasons. Thanks again, keep up the good work!

  • Nick

    Thanx…………..good advice

  • R.Fryer

    I have always done research especially when people claim to be Dr’s. I did an extensive search for DR Sen, this research had no results. 1st warning sign, then Samantha Pearson. Nothing, not even degree, schools attended, Nothing again.The other citation included in the video, Dr Sen, Prof Francis Young and Dr J. Lieberman apparently are questionable. Dr J Lieberman has in his Vita has 48 articles, of these 1 has a link to the single article. I clicked this singular link, it took me back to a page that I was already on,A giant circle going nowhere.” Also, an extensive search of the journal mentioned provided no results. The journals it was using for reference did exist, but had no information or mention of the authors or these Dr’s in these journals. However I have in my research many legitimate sources did appear. I did check them out, and in my purview of them IMHO feel these are books that can be looked at and cost less than the “Restore My Vision, Today” program.A list of book I have found follows:

    Vision Without Glasses
    Natural Clear Vision
    Vision For Life
    Eyesight and Vision Cure
    Living without Glasses
    Improve Your Vision Naturally

    This is the best Research I was capable of doing in the limited time I had.

  • Dr J Lieberman has in his Vita has 48 articles, of these 1 has a link to the single article. I clicked this singular link, it took me back to a page that I was already on,A giant circle going nowhere.” Also, an extensive search of the journal mentioned provided no results.

  • Roseanne

    What is the contact info to request a refund? I bought it and now want a refund.

  • […]    If “Restore My Vision, Today” wasn’t too saccharine for you, then your blood pressure will spike if you subject […]

  • debbie

    thanks for the valuable info as well as your link to the 4 eye exercises. like many i thought it sounded like valuable information and was doing some research prior to ordering and glad i did as i have changed my mind. I recently started working on having perfect vision by – as Ken K above put it “telling my brain i have perfect vision”. it is actually a science whereby you can establish new neural pathways in your brain that believe you have 20/20 vision and your vision responds accordingly. I believe the term is neuroplasticity.

  • monica

    thank you so much! i acttually was going to buy this but you changed my mind… does anyone know about any exercises tthat i can have for free? I dont want to spend money and im saving up.. please and thank you

  • Thank you for this very truthful Blog. I was just about to put in my credit card number when a light went off inside me telling me to look these clowns up before giving my hard earned cash./. So i typed in the words “Restore my Vision Today by Dr Sen and Samantha Pearson” and “”VOILA”” more complaints than i want ot see .. I knwo that this is a scam and will alert everyone i knwo on Facebook and my family and my whole city where i reside. These people are very Slick and do a perfectly good job at touting the scam they are trying to sell. also noticed that all of the people that were so called patients of hers were also using professional cameras and well they are really good. i juts hope that not too many people have been scammed by these wolves. in sheep clothing.. Shame on them It always pay to do your homework prior to giving your credit card number out on the web.. What a crock of Crappola.OH AND ANOTHER THING.. THEY USE A SITE CALLED CLICKBANK.. BE VERY CAREFUL BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE MAY MISUNDERSTAND IT AND THINK IT IS CITIBANK BECAUSE IT LOOKS VERY SIMILAR AND SINCE MOST PEOPLE WHO WERE LOOKING TO USE THIS HAVE BAD EYESIGHT OR OTHER EYE RELATED ISSUES T MAY (AS I DID) LOOK LIKE CITIBANK AND CITIBANK BACKS UP ALL TRANSACTIONS THAT ARE BOGUS.. BUT CLICKBANK I HAVE NEVER HARD OF. JUST BE CAREFUL FOLKS.. oh and sorry about the caps i did that to get my point across. God bless…

  • Vince Casey

    So glad I found this review page. I was literally just about to go and order this and thought, “let me just do one more search for reviews.” Saved some money and sounds like hassle from what a couple of the people that bought it have said. Found your suggestions on Amazon and added them and a few others to my wish list for further review. Thanks!

  • I was born blind, but when I saw the price; I just had to have it!

    Like Mark, my eyesight returned like it was before I was born.

    I asked for a refund that very day because, hey; It’s a digital download!
    Bhy can I not scam a scam?

    Well now I have to learn how to type in a sighted world but will not give up my corner where I accept donations for the poor children of the world. By the way I am not a doctor, but I pretend I am one in the Hospital parking lot.

    Oh, thanks for this excellent review sir!

  • Dale

    I am an affiliate marker and I saw your post, so I decided to comment on this. I promote this products and they pay a certain commission to me for each sale. I just want to mention here that there’s lots of negativity in the comments. I get at least 15-25 sales each month for “Restore my vision” and there are no more than 2-3 refunds for this products. I personally know some people to whom I have promoted this product directly. They are satisfied with the information given in the eBook. I don’t promote junk products because their refund ratio is too high. It may not turn out to be useful for each person but I see that many of my customers are satisfied with it (90%+). So, let’s not call it a scam. The transaction is secured by clickbank (14 years) old company and you can always get a refund, if you are not satisfied. This is not a market pitch and just my thoughts about it. And, I am not promoting any of my affiliate link here :)

    • We appreciate that you took the time to add to discussion. Just to make sure that no one is confused, the thrust of the blog and the responsive comments is that the information being offered is overly expensive for what is being provided. Restore My Vision and other “information” offerings are frequently taking freely available information and providing it in an easily digestible but overly expensive format. If that is all they did, then the premium being charged is the equivalent of a “convenience” fee. However, it lapses into a scam when it makes claims designed to lead consumers to believe that the information is “secret” or “unavailable to anyone other than the purchaser” when, in fact, it is either readily available or just downright wrong. Restore My Vision falls into the former category. Oh, and Clickbank is not an overly reliable transaction agent; we’ve documented numerous complaints about the difficulty in getting refunds from Clickbank. So we aren’t big fans of Clickbank — especially for these kinds of information-based services.

  • Maurice O.

    Sorry about you loss Ken K. and most importantly, thanks for sharing because we are now forewarned!

  • Cecile

    Thanks for the information, it really looked like a scam, so now I have no doubt about it.
    Yet I think it’s really sad some “marketers” try to take avantage of people who are a bit desperate with their bad vision…

  • mike d

    This is what I wrote back them back after getting tired of listening.
    I to check out all products and appreciate all the comments in this blog.

    First of all, your video is too looooooooooooooooooooooooong. I hate hearing the
    same crap over and over again. I mean you constantly repeat the same stories,
    reviews and testimonies over and over and over and over and over again.
    I never made it to the end because of all of the repeating of the same
    crap information. An old sales training statement – KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid!
    Present the facts ONCE and then get on with the closing of the sale!

    Second, do a complaints on-line against RESTORE MY VISION TODAY and see what people
    are really saying about this program. There are some good reviews as to not to trust this product
    or the company hawking this program. What are you doing to correct these negative
    complaints? I did not hear anything about these complaints in your extremely boring
    and lengthy video . However, I did stop listening after about 15 to 20 minutes of the same repeatable
    non sense. Shorten the video and clean up the complaints and then try to sell me on this product!


  • Dick Bertandr

    These SOB’s have now billed me 4 times and I’ll have to cancel my debit card my bank tells me.
    Is there no recourse against these crooks?

    • The more of these stories we learn about, the greater the chances for some recourse. However, it isn’t clear to us that your debit card is an American Express card. Also, was it a Costco card?

  • Aurora

    Jeez, thanks for an honest review. I had seen more of these types of marketing projects before: “amazing program with exercises designed for women to activate their fat-bruning hormones”, “the definite way to becoem attractive and have a better social life”. They are all the same: lenghtly videos of over 30 minutes of “why my product is amazing”: testimones, some “touching” story about the author being once fat, bullied, sick, etc., telling you how screwed up the market is and how they are trying to keep this info from you, and then repeating the same thing over and over in different words so that it appears to give you new info while only attempting to brainwash you. I’ve never really felt any curious for these products until they hit my pain point; my eyesight. I’m a desinger and graphic artist with a +7 grad in my glasses because of my hereditary hypermetropia. Not only I’m very afraid of my sight getting worse because my job and my hobbies all depend on my eyes, but I’m also very concious about it because my glasses make my eyes look HUGE, and I was in fact bullied because of them for years. So yes, this “restore your eyesight” played with my feelings and for a moment I considered it.

    However… paranoid me was afraid this would end up hurting me, specially since I could not find any reviews, or at least the credentials of the author. I’m very picky when I look for references. I would not trust my eyes to anyone, I have enough problems choosing the right optometrist, as to just trust some “Dr.Sen” on the internet. It sounded fishy so I gave it some research.

    Yours seem to be the only thing in the internet with another opinion. All of the rest of the links in Google redirected me to more marketing, more advertising… in the end, more “get this mystery product”. None of them seemed like real people talking about their experiences and sharing some of the content of the program, only more marketing, more of this repeated information.

    I am very glad I found this review, thanks for your tips on detecting scam and for providing alternative options for this eyesight issue. You just saved me a good amount of money and a bitter experience.

    Greetings :)

  • Barb

    I listened to the long spiel that sounded wayyyyy too good to be true. Noticed at the end that PayPal was NOT an option for payment. Noticed in these threads that PayPal had been used in the past. Looks like PayPal bailed on a bad situation. I too always use PayPal for online purchases due to that extra layer of buyer protection. I am reluctant to purchase online if paying by PayPal is not an option. That stopped me right away and helped me to consider internet research.

  • Ray

    Thanks a lot! You just saved me from throwing $37 to the toilet. I was so ready to do it, but the abusive never-ending, repetitive, perfect but obnoxious diction made me do some web research before the video even ended.
    Too damn long boring speech gives them away, but I needed something like your review to finally convince me.
    I am a dental surgeon (really)… by the way, have you heard of my guaranteed method to fix crooked teeth without braces? It only takes 7 minutes a day of exercises for two weeks and you will have a perfect smile.
    Guaranteed! I will tell you how for only $36 (cheaper than fixing your eyes).

  • Gerry

    Too bad YAHOO tolerates this type of scams, many of them, more particularly those selling pharmaceutical products and nutritional complements supposed to improve our health while in fact being harmful, sometimes even dangerous.

  • Colin

    Thanks for the info. The clincher for me is that none of their ‘research’ has been published in a reputable, peer-reviewed journal. They say that optometrists and the like tried to suppress them – may be true – but if this is good research, no matter how controverial or unorthodox, it WILL be published.

  • Pieter

    The ‘Restore my vision today’ method is based on the work of the American eye-doctor William Bates, (a real M.D.) (the Bates method). He published a book in 1920. The book is FREE of COPYRIGHTS, so you can legally download it for free, if you can find it.
    On Amazon you can find a paperback called “The Bates Method for Better Eyesight Without Glasses (Paperback)” for only shippingcosts. The original book is sold for $18.44.
    About his method: I found one recent paper in a peer-reviewed magazine: Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2013 Mar;33(2):75-7. doi: 10.1111/opo.12034.
    The Bates method, elixirs, potions and other cures for myopia: how do they work?
    Elliott DB.
    Conclusions: there is no evidence that any of his exercisis work, and his theory is not quite up to date either. One exercise is even dangerous: Looking straight into the sun! -don’t try this at home!-
    Yet many people report results, how can this be? There is a short-term effect called ‘blurr adaptation’ where your eye adapts to a sudden blurr, e.g. when you suddenly take off your glasses. Long-term effects can actually be achieved by ‘perceptual learning’ that is a lot of practice on demanding visual tasks.
    Given that the Bates method emphasizes repeated relaxation of the eyes, rather than repeated practice on a demanding task, it seems likely that its positive effects are dominated by blur adaptation plus the placebo effect and memorisation rather than perceptual learning.
    Feel free to give it a try, but only for free!
    Better advice is to search for good eye exercises and not to expect miracles; don’t throw away you glasses, but you can shave off 0.5 or even 1 point off your prescription.

  • TW

    Thanks for all those that went before us, purchased this scam and reported it here. Notice taken!

  • Demon Lee

    Oh, I just remembered, not all vision problems are caused by the eyes, brain injuries can also lead to partial or complete loss of vision as can losing an eye in an accident.

    Now, in the UK this would make their video illegal as FALSE ADVERTISING as it claims ‘no matter what the condition is with your eyes, this program can give you 20/20 vision in a little as 14 days….. think I will send a link to the ASA in the UK at least.. people in other countries should send it to their version of the ASA

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