EyeWorld / Dr. Ming Wang Ophthalmologist shares his passion for ballroom dancing December 7, 2018

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Dr. Wang discussed his childhood in China, how he became involved in the ophthalmic profession, and the evolution of his interest in ballroom dancing.

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Next Avenue / Dr. Ming Wang Why People in Their 50s and 60s Are Having Cataract Surgery November 30, 2018

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If you think cataracts are an eye ailment only afflicting people 70 or older, think again. More, younger patients are getting cataracts and having cataract surgery than ever, according to Dr. Ming Wang, an ophthalmologist in Nashville.

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Accuweather / Dr. Ming Wang How to avoid irritated, dried-out eyes while wearing contact lenses in cold weather November 14, 2018

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During the colder months, contact lens wearers might notice more eye discomfort than usual. The chilly, dry air can also zap moisture from the eyes, making contact lenses more likely to irritate a person’s vision.

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang 7 Little-Known Symptoms Of A Hormonal Imbalance To Look Out For October 24, 2018

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While worrying about having balanced hormones in your 20s might seem unnecessary, you likely are aware of the most well-known symptoms, like moodiness and hot flashes. Hormonal issues, however, often don’t discriminate based off of age. Knowing the symptoms of hormone imbalance is a good way to make sure you’re as healthy as possible both now and in the future.

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang 6 Health Problems You’re More & Less Prone To If You Have Brown Eyes October 12, 2018

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Your eyeballs can have quite a few health problems, all on their own. So it’s important to monitor your vision for changes, and see an eye doctor if anything feels out of the ordinary. But depending on your eye color, you might also be prone to certain health issues, both related and unrelated to the actual eye itself.

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elite daily / Dr. Ming Wang Is It OK To Nap With Your Contacts In? Experts Say It’s Best Not To & Here’s Why September 11, 2018

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Imagine this: a warm Saturday afternoon with no more chores to check off of your to-do list. You have no plans, no responsibilities, nothing to worry about except enjoying the time to yourself. If you’re anything like me, this kind of day can nudge you into an impromptu, refreshing nap in no time at all. But, for some people, drifting off isn’t as simple as just closing your eyes. If you aren’t lucky enough to have 20/20 vision (same, friend), you’ve probably wondered whether it’s OK to nap with your contacts in. Not to scare you too much, but according to experts, taking your contact lenses out of your eyes is one pre-nap ritual you should definitely be sure to make time for.

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang 7 Fascinating Signs Your Itchiness Is Actually A Larger Health Issue August 29, 2018

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It’s totally common to be itchy from time to time. However, if the feeling sticks around, sometimes that itchiness can be a symptom a larger health issue. In other words, even something as small as a tick bite can turn into a serious infection, causing larger health problems down the line. For that reason, it’s important to check in with your body and recognize when itching might actually need extra medical attention.

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Medium / Dr. Ming Wang 33 Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Future Of The United States August 22, 2018

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Dozing off with our contact lenses in is all too easy sometimes, especially after a long day. But sleeping with your contacts in is actually super dangerous. According to LiveScience, about one-third of contact lens users report napping or sleeping with contacts in, but according to research, sleeping with your contacts lenses in can lead to some scary eye injuries. In a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers think they may have pinpointed why sleeping with contacts in is so dang risky. Apparently, the risk of corneal infections is scary high when it comes to sleeping with contacts in, and the risk is even higher if contacts are kept in overnight. When you watch the news, it sometimes feels like the US is unraveling. But while we definitely have some problems that need fixing, there is still a ton that we can be optimistic about in the US.

Sometimes it takes someone with an outside perspective to give us a bit of an objective reality check.

The most famous example of this was Alexis de Tocqueville. Tocqueville was a French diplomat, a foreigner, who helped Americans appreciate how lucky they really were.

Similarly, I reached out to more than 30 successful immigrants, people who came to the US with almost nothing and built very successful careers and asked them to share why we can be optimistic about the US’s future today.

I hope you find these ideas meaningful.

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buzzfeed / Dr. Ming Wang 33 Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Future Of The United States August 22, 2018

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Dozing off with our contact lenses in is all too easy sometimes, especially after a long day. But sleeping with your contacts in is actually super dangerous. According to LiveScience, about one-third of contact lens users report napping or sleeping with contacts in, but according to research, sleeping with your contacts lenses in can lead to some scary eye injuries. In a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers think they may have pinpointed why sleeping with contacts in is so dang risky. Apparently, the risk of corneal infections is scary high when it comes to sleeping with contacts in, and the risk is even higher if contacts are kept in overnight. When you watch the news, it sometimes feels like the US is unraveling. But while we definitely have some problems that need fixing, there is still a ton that we can be optimistic about in the US.

Sometimes it takes someone with an outside perspective to give us a bit of an objective reality check.

The most famous example of this was Alexis de Tocqueville. Tocqueville was a French diplomat, a foreigner, who helped Americans appreciate how lucky they really were.

Similarly, I reached out to more than 30 successful immigrants, people who came to the US with almost nothing and built very successful careers and asked them to share why we can be optimistic about the US’s future today.

I hope you find these ideas meaningful.

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang Sleeping With Your Contacts In Can Lead To These Scary Injuries, A New CDC Report Says August 22, 2018

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Dozing off with our contact lenses in is all too easy sometimes, especially after a long day. But sleeping with your contacts in is actually super dangerous. According to LiveScience, about one-third of contact lens users report napping or sleeping with contacts in, but according to research, sleeping with your contacts lenses in can lead to some scary eye injuries. In a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers think they may have pinpointed why sleeping with contacts in is so dang risky. Apparently, the risk of corneal infections is scary high when it comes to sleeping with contacts in, and the risk is even higher if contacts are kept in overnight.

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shape / Dr. Ming Wang Did You Know That You Can Get Skin Cancer On Your Eyelid? August 9, 2018

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Skin cancer is on the rise, especially among women. With that scary news has come a push to encourage people to wear sunscreen all the time–whether or not you’re sunbathing–and to pay attention to sneaky spots that are often forgotten, like the scalp. But there’s another area you’re likely missing: your eyelids. Yes, that’s right. You can get skin cancer on your eyelids.

While it isn’t a super common occurance–it accounts for just 10 percent of all facial skin cancers–skin cancer on the eyelids can be deadly if left ignored. Here, the important risk factors and symptoms of eyelid cancer, plus what to keep in mind to protect yourself this summer and all year round. (Related: How Often Should You Really Have a Skin Exam?)

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Salonpas / Dr. Ming Wang Dr. Ming Wang: Inspired Life Against the Odds August 7, 2018

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Meet Dr. Ming Wang, a Salonpas Wellness Warrior and one of the top ophthalmologists in the world, whose meagre prospects as a Chinese immigrant were overcome to achieve great goodness in the world. Dr. Wang’s inspiring life is a veritable prism of accomplishments realized, against all odds. Among his life’s highlights:

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Atlanta Journal Constitution / Dr. Ming Wang The scary reason your cheap sunglasses are bad for your eyes July 31, 2018

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Your budget might rejoice at the $5 spotted sunnies you snagged from the cute seaside shop, but your eyes might not be so thrilled. That’s because cheap sunglasses can do great harm to your eyes, says Ming Wang, MD, PhD, an ophthalmologist from Nashville, Tennesse.

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Business Insider / Dr. Ming Wang 6 things your eye doctor wishes you would stop doing July 31, 2018

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Taking care of your eyes is important, but it’s unfortunately pretty easy to let that fall by the wayside or not be quite as high on your list of priorities. And even if you think that you’re doing everything that you should be, generally, there are still probably some things that you’re doing that your eye doctor wishes that you wouldn’t.

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Light Workers / Dr. Ming Wang How an Atheist Who Survived Horrors of China’s Culture Revolution Found Jesus July 30, 2018

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From enduring China’s infamous Cultural Revolution to finding success as a medical doctor after emigrating to the U.S. nearly penniless and with no knowledge of the English language, Dr. Ming X. Wang has proven that he’s a survivor.

Wang, a renowned eye surgeon based in Nashville, Tennessee, and the author of “From Darkness to Sight: A Journey from Hardship to Healing,” recently described the dire situation he faced in the midst of Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong’s political movement that spanned from 1966-1976, one that threw China into cultural upheaval.

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang What To Do If Something’s Stuck In Your Eye, According To An Expert July 26, 2018

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There are few things as unpleasant as sustaining some insult or injury to our precious eyes. Whether it’s an eye gnat, soap, or even some dust, no one wants anything in their eyes that shouldn’t be there. And if it’s something that happens to not want to come out, no matter how many eye drops you rinse with? That’s the worst of the worst. So it really helps to know the doctor-approved thing to do if something’s really stuck in your eye — and the one thing a doctor says never to do.

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Accuweather / Dr. Ming Wang Dry, mostly cloudless conditions expected for 2018′s final Manhattanhenge July 17, 2018

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New Yorkers and tourists may be in for a treat as Manhattan’s famed sunset prepares to bathe the borough in a dazzling glow for the final time in 2018.

Clouds got in the way of amazing photos for Manhattanhenge’s first two occurrences of the year in May. However, AccuWeather anticipates dry, likely cloud-free conditions as the unique phenomenon happens for the fourth time on July 13.

While Friday is expected to be sunny during the day, spectators may have to keep an eye on high clouds that could roll in around sunset, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek.

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Authority Magazine / Dr. Ming Wang I Am Living Proof Of The American Dream: With Dr. Ming Wang July 5, 2018

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“This is a country that obeys the laws. Laws before people. This is a country that provides 3 most important basic things that we as human beings are all searching for: peace, security and fairness. This is a country with a strong Judeo-Christian faith, that encourages people to do good. Overall, America is the greatest country on this planet today? Why? Well, the resounding proof is that while we do have an immigration problem (where everybody comes to come here!), but, we do NOT have an emigration problem at all (where everybody just wants to leave!)”

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Community Health / Dr. Ming Wang Cataracts and keeping your vision intact June 21, 2018

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If you’ve ever come across fogged-over car headlights, stared at an impressionist painting such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” or peeked through a cloudy piece of glass, chances are you had to squint or strain your eyes to get a clearer view of what you were looking at. These fuzzy depictions often illustrate the world of people who have cataracts.

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Bustle.com / Dr. Ming Wang 7 Gross Things Living On Your Body That Once You Know Will Haunt You Forever June 14, 2018

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At any given time, there are literally millions of things living on and in your body in the form of bacteria, viruses, funguses, and beyond. It can be kind of gross to think about. And it may haunt your dreams. But you know what? It’s all part of being a human.
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Health Line / Dr. Ming Wang More Children Are Becoming Nearsighted… These New Glasses Might Help May 2, 2018

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Myopia affects almost 30 percent of the population in the United States. Severe myopia is associated with complications that can threaten your eyesight.

However, there’s some promising news on the horizon, at least for children.

Glasses that proponents say are specially designed to slow the progression of myopia in children are scheduled to launch this summer.

The lenses, developed by scientists at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, were found to reduce the progression of myopia for 60 percent of the young participants in a two-year, double-blind, randomized clinical trial.

In addition, the new lenses completely stopped further vision loss in 21 percent of trial participants.

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Shape / Dr. Ming Wang Why Your Eyes Are Dry and Irritated (and How to Find Relief) April 25, 2018

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If your eyes start itching and tearing up, or if they get puffy and red, it could be a case of dry eye syndrome, which happens when there isn’t enough lubrication in your eyes to maintain normal function. Dry eye syndrome can make it hard to see straight and focus–not to mention it’s really, really uncomfortable.

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Thrive Global / Dr. Ming Wang Dancing at The “EyeBall”, Life Lessons From A Dancing Laser Eye Surgeon April 16, 2018

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“In that effort, we created the “EyeBall,” an annual fundraising gala for our non-profit charity, the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration for which all participating doctors donate our services. The EyeBall combines the spectacular beauty of ballroom dancing with the critically important need to help the blind to see. When you come to an EyeBall, you see people in ballgowns and tails, and breathtakingly elegant and beautiful ballroom dancing, which reminds us how important it is to have sight since without it, we would not be able to see any of this beauty, so we are reminded of how important it is to help those who have lost their sight. We love that the name “EyeBall” is fun and meaningful, and it is a clever way of combining the beauty of dance and music with the beauty of sight.”

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang 7 Shocking Ways You Didn’t Know People Could Die March 20, 2018

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When it comes to tamping down your usual worries and anxieties about life, you might not want to zero in on all the weird ways to die. As long as you take care of yourself and get regular checkups, you’re doin’ what you gotta do. And yet, it doesn’t hurt to pack more health knowledge into your brain, either for yourself or for others in your life.

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Romper / Dr. Ming Wang How To Correct A Child’s Lazy Eye, According To Ophthalmologists March 19, 2018

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So, your child seems to have a lazy eye and you have received contradicting advice on whether or not you can do anything about it. If you’re like most parents, this state of unknown can be quite stressful; after all, we moms and dads tend to dislike taking “no” for an answer when it comes to finding solutions for our kids’ various needs. Luckily, in this case at least, you don’t have to. Can you correct a child’s lazy eye? Eye doctors say there are some really effective forms of treatment. But first, what exactly is a lazy eye?

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BuzzFeed / Dr. Ming Wang You Might Get Cell Phone Eye Syndrome – Unless You Do 5 Things March 19, 2018

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It seems that everyone is techno savvy in today’s social media, status-update driven world. We all are constantly on our smart phones or personal computers. But little known is the damage being caused to our eyes. We are currently experiencing an epidemic in the deterioration of eye condition called “Computer or Cell Phone Eye Syndrome.” People are in need of corrective lenses at earlier ages to be able to read their cell phones or computers, yet the reason is that they are spending too much time looking at the device screens! It’s a vicious cycle!

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EyeWorld / Dr. Ming Wang Proceeding with caution when diabetes patients want LASIK March 19, 2018

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With the growth in prediabetes and diabetes in the U.S.–diabetes affects 9.4% of all Americans, and more than 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes–eye surgeons have become even more attuned to the challenges of eye health that are associated with diabetes.

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Men's Health / Dr. Ming Wang Why You Should Never Pop That Red, Tender Bump Near Your Eye February 9, 2018

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There are all sorts of bumps that can pop up on your face: Everything from zits on your chin to cold sores on your lips, there’s no shortage of lesions that can take up residence on your mug.

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EyeWorld / Dr. Ming Wang Helping Patients Save Money on Medications January 25, 2018

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Ophthalmic practices spend their days helping patients see better, but for many there’s another task involved: helping patients save money on eye medications. Without guidance from knowledgeable health professionals, it can be hard for patients, many elderly and on fixed incomes, to control drug costs.

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AccuWeather / Dr. Ming Wang Snow blindness: How snow, the sun’s UV rays can temporarily damage your vision January 8, 2018

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When Krista Canfield McNish hiked up to Mount Kilimanjaro’s summit with her friends, she was already aware of most of the trek’s potential dangers.

“We’d had some pretty bad avalanche conditions that were there; there have actually been some deaths along that area of the trail before,” said McNish, the founder of the FoodWaterShoes lifestyle blog.

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MensHealth / Dr. Ming Wang Here’s Why Your Eye Can’t Stop Twitching November 20, 2017

Iris_-_left_eye_of_a_girlWe’ve all had it happen: You’re trying to hold a conversation when your eye starts uncontrollably twitching. You’re afraid to look the other person in the eye, but you don’t want to seem rude, so you just hope they don’t notice.

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SELF / Dr. Ming Wang 5 Reasons to Get Your Eyes Checked That Have Nothing to Do with Your Vision October 23, 2017

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If you’re someone who doesn’t need glasses or contacts, you probably think you don’t need to get your eyes checked this year (or ever?). But regular eye exams can check for more than just your ability to read the letter W from very far away.

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Forbes / Dr. Ming Wang China’s Largest Eye Doctor Chain Is Looking To Expand To The U.S. September 25, 2017

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The Chinese eye hospital chain put $50 million towards a U.S. subsidiary late last year, establishing a fully-owned subsidiary Aier (U.S.A.) International Holdings Inc. In addition, the company acquired its first facility in the U.S. for $17 million in April – Wang Eye Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. Now it’s looking for more locations.

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U.S. News / Dr. Ming Wang Here Are the Eye Problems That Affect You When You Have Diabetes August 22, 2017
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Lebanon Democrat / Dr. Ming Wang Eye Specialist Offers Tips On Solar Eclipse Viewing Safety August 18, 2017

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Dr. Ming Wang, owner of the Nashville-based Wang Vision Cataract and LASIK Center, offered information recently on how to protect eyes as millions witness the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

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MedicalDaily / Dr. Ming Wang How To Watch The Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Eyes August 18, 2017

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From a young age, we’ve all been taught not to stare at the sun, but next week, you may feel tempted to go against what your parents told you. On August 21, millions of people across the United States will gather outside to watch a total solar eclipse, visible across the entire continental U.S. for the first time in nearly a century.

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Lebanon Democrat / Dr. Ming Wang Twice Daily Offers Free Eclipse Glasses August 16, 2017

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Twice Daily recently partnered with the Adventure Science Center to provide customers with a free pair of certified eclipse-viewing glasses.

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Safety / Dr. Ming Wang How to Protect Your Family’s Eyes During the Solar Eclipse August 14, 2017

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To get a safe view of the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, you’ll need to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. To do this, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) advocates the use of eclipse glasses for people of all ages.

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ChinaDaily / Dr. Ming Wang Eye hospital plans expansion in US July 18, 2017

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A doctor who is a native of China has partnered with one of the mainland’s largest hospital chains to open clinics in the US.

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Caixin Global / Dr. Ming Wang China’s Aier Eye Hospital Group Has Sights on Big U.S. Presence June 19, 2017

Seeing a changeChinese eye-clinic giant Aier Eye Hospital Group has made an unprecedented move to open a branch in the United States. But the largest challenge ahead is possible resistance from Americans to a Chinese brand, an Aier executive told Caixin. (more…)

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Forbes / Dr. Ming Wang Why China’s Largest Eye Doctor Chain is Focusing on U.S. Market June 9, 2017

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The Tennessean / Dr. Ming Wang Early and Frequent Screenings the Key to Child Vision Health June 5, 2017

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According to the American Optometric Association, as much as 80 percent of a child’s learning is visual. So whether they’re reading a book, learning math problems on a dry erase board or dissecting a frog in biology class, kids rely on their vision as much as, if not more than, any other educational tool.

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The Tennessean / Dr. Ming Wang Dr. Ming Wang brings latest laser vision procedure to Tennessee April 21, 2017

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The latest in corrective vision procedures will be conducted Friday for the first time in Tennessee. (more…)

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