Special Opportunity: "Sight"
The movie is based on the autobiography of fellow ophthalmologist Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD, “From Darkness to Sight”, which details his journey from atheism to becoming a believer in Jesus Christ….and he mentions the impact the COS played in helping him begin his search for truth and for Christ. [His faith journey also inspired a movie role (the Chinese student) in the film “God’s Not Dead”.]
*Universal Studios will release the movie nationwide in October.
Dr. Wang was at the COS Annual Meeting in St Paul, MN, and told the story behind the movie! He also gave each participant a free copy of his book, and the Bible study that goes along with the movie.
“Sight” stars Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Greg Kinnear and Terry Chen (from Almost Famous, Falling). Here is the promotional description and movie trailer…
Sight is based on the true story of Dr. Ming Wang, a poor Chinese immigrant, who defies all odds to become a world-renowned eye surgeon in the United States. Set in 1970’s rural China, a young Ming faces persecution and despair at every turn, but through the support of his dedicated family and his own unwavering determination, he finds his way to America, attends Harvard and MIT and helps develop an innovative technology that restores sight in millions. Taking on the seemingly impossible challenge of helping a blind orphan, the resilient Dr. Wang must reconcile with his own traumatic past and face the harsh reality that the strength of his own will can only go so far.
To watch the movie trailer, click here.
Make plans to watch it this fall!
Companion Study Guide
About Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PHD
Dr. Ming Wang is a Harvard & MIT graduate (MD, magna cum laude) and is one of the few laser eye surgeons in the world today who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics. The film “Sight” is based on Dr. Wang’s autobiography “From Darkness to Sight”, co-starring Greg Kinnear.
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.
Amniotic membrane contact lens, which Dr. Wang invented and for which he holds two U.S. patents, has been used by tens of thousands of eye doctors in nearly every nation throughout the world, and millions of patients 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.