Robert Stringfellow, Feb. 4, 2023. Nashville Christian Family.
Aier Eye Hospital is the world’s largest private eye hospital group with 800+ locations in 3 continents (600+ in China, 100+ in Europe, 11 in Southeast Asia, 7 in Hong Kong and 1 in the U.S.), employing 80,000 and servicing 3 billion population worldwide.
Dr. Ming Wang, director of Wang Vision Institute in Nashville, TN, is the CEO of Aier-USA. He also serves as the president of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce and is a co-founder of the Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group.
Dr. Wang wants to bring jobs back to the America from countries like China, and in his opinion, with respect to a country like China, bringing jobs back to America can be achieved in two ways:
- Selling more American goods to China.
- Reverse job loss in the U.S. to China by creating jobs here in America, by encouraging Chinese companies such as Aier to establish branches here in the U.S. employing Americans.
According to Wang, like Nissan, Aier-USA is also headquartered here in Nashville, and plans to build many centers throughout the U.S. It will not only provide American patients with more access to eye care, but it will also help reverse our job loss to China by creating jobs here in America.
Dr. Ming Wang is a world-renowned laser eye surgeon, philanthropist, and 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 invented and for which he has two U.S. patents, has been used by tens of thousands of eye doctors throughout the world in nearly every nation, and has restored eyesight for millions of patients.
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 helping blind, orphaned children from around the world.
The film “Sight” is based on Dr. Wang’s autobiography “From Darkness to Sight” and co-stars Greg Kinnear.
Wang Vision Institute – an Aier eye center, 1801 West End Ave, Ste 1150, Nashville, TN, 37203, 615-321-8881 (phone), 615-321-8874 (fax).