By Robert Stringfellow, Feb. 2, 2024, Nashville Christian Family
The sight foundation’s charity work to help blind orphan children from around the world has been featured in the film “Sight” which is based on Dr. Ming Wang’s autobiography “From Darkness to Sight”. The film has won the top prize (best picture) at the 50th ICVM International Christian Film Award, and a top prize (Best Narrative Feature Premiere) at Heartland International Film Festival.
About Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD
Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics), is a world-renowned laser eye surgeon, philanthropist, and a co-founder of the non-profit Common Ground Network.
As a teenager, Ming fought valiantly to escape China’s Cultural Revolution – during which millions of innocent youth were deported to remote areas to face a life sentence of hard labor and poverty. He came to America with only $50 and earned two doctorate degrees, one in laser physics and one in medicine, and graduated with the highest honors from Harvard Medical School and MIT.
The amniotic membrane contact lens, which Dr. Wang has invented (and holds two U.S. patents), has been used by tens of thousands of eye doctors throughout the world in nearly every nation, and millions have had their eyesight restored.
Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge. Dr. Wang was named the Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year for his lifelong dedication to help blind orphaned children from around the world.