About Us

Wang Foundation for Sight restoration

A 501c(3) non-profit charity which has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge 

Founder and chairman:

Ming Wang, MD, PhD

Ming Wang, MD, PhD

Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics)

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Board of directors:

Foundation Medical Council:

Former Foundation board members:

  • Gene Angle
  • Kim Cambell
  • Lucius Carroll II
  • Joyce Cook
  • Barry Dotson
  • Lynda Evjen
  • Priscilla Garcia
  • Lois Jordan, PhD
  • Monty Lankford
  • Kenny Marks
  • Gena McClure
  • Polly Nichols
  • Pete Pantaz
  • Wallace Rasmussen
  • Ravi Shetkar
  • Mary Beth Thomas
  • Aaron Vallett
  • Ted Welch

Foundation past medical council members:

  • Dave Brown, OD
  • Robert Estes MD
  • Shawna Hill OD
  • Jeff Kammer MD
  • Lance Kugler MD
  • Franco Racchia MD
  • Dora Sztipanovits OD
  • Uyen Tran MD

Past EyeBall chairs:

  • Martin and Shirley Zeitlin, EyeBall 2005
  • Robert Frist MD, EyeBall 2006
  • Wallace Rasmussen, EyeBall 2007
  • Colleen and Ted Welch, EyeBall 2008
  • Rice and Jody Broocks, EyeBall 2009
  • Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, EyeBall 2010
  • Mayor Karl Dean, EyeBall 2011
  • Congresswoman Diane Black, EyeBall 2012


The Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration is a 501c(3) non-profit charity  that has helped patients from over states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge.  The foundation doctors published five textbooks, and a paper in the world-renowned journal “Nature”, hold severalU.S. patents for inventions of new biotechnologies to restore sight, and performed the world’s first laser-assisted artificial cornea implantation.


About the foundation founder: Ming Wang, MD, PhD, a graduate of Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude), is one of the few cataract & LASIK surgeons in the world today who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics. He performed the world’s first 3D image-guided high-definition LASIK, the state’s first 3D premium Forever Young Lens cataract surgery and the state’s first bladeless all-laser LASIK. Dr. Wang has performed over 55,000 cataract and LASIK procedures (including on over 4,000 doctors), and is currently one of only three surgeons in the U.S. conducting an FDA-regulated clinical trial for a breakthrough new eye surgery to treat age-related loss of near vision. Dr. Wang is the founding president of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce, which has played an active role in helpingTennessee become the #1 ranked state in the U.S. in the growth rate of export to China. Dr. Wang is the co-owner and international president of ShanghaiAierEyeHospital, the largest publicly-traded private eye hospital group inChina, with 35 hospitals throughout China, holding 10% of its eyecare market.



Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration

1801 West End Ave, Ste 1150

Nashville, TN, 37203.USA

615-321-8878 (O), 615-321-8874(F)

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