‘Sight’ and the incredible union of faith and science

The new movie “Sight,” out this week from Angel Studios and starring Terry Chen and Greg Kinnear, chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ming Wang takes center stage. Wang, who grew up in poverty in China, fled the country when his family was persecuted and emigrated to America, where he excelled as a medical professional.

‘Sight’ stars Terry Chen and Greg Kinnear. Image courtesy of Angel Studios.

Dr. Wang, who was an atheist throughout his young life, was confronted with what he believed to be irrefutable proof of God while studying the intricacies of the human eye. The account of his conversion even inspired the movie “God’s Not Dead.”

“I realized that my atheist worldview was in trouble because it couldn’t explain how such a complex structure as the human eye could emerge almost flawlessly most of the time,” he said. “I kept asking a professor how I couldn’t explain the complexity of the human eye. One day he finally took me out to lunch. He said, “What’s across the street?” I said, ‘That’s a car.’ He said, ‘What’s the difference between a car and a human eye?’ I said, ‘The human eye is no more complicated.’ He said, “Okay, can you imagine the power of a random piece of metal assembling itself into a car?” I said, ‘No way.’ He said, ‘What about the human eye?’

It was then that Wang was confronted with the idea of ​​intelligent design, which propelled him on his journey to faith, which he documents in his book ‘From Darkness to Sight’, which in turn inspired the new film. Along with his journey from China, the film focuses on a groundbreaking new treatment for blindness. The discovery, he said, was the result of both science and his faith in Jesus Christ.

“Science gives you the tools, gives you the tools, but faith in Christ gives you a sense of purpose,” he said.

When confronted by a young, blind Indian girl, Kaja, Dr. Wang believes that an unborn child will not be scarred because it is wrapped in amniotic fluid. Guided by a desire to preserve life, Dr. Cheek amniotic fluid in the placentas of mothers who had given birth.

“When I placed this amniotic membrane contact lens on injured eyes, magic indeed happened: scarring was significantly reduced and vision improved,” he said.

The groundbreaking treatment, which has given millions of patients their sight back, is credited to Dr. Wang, who gave away the patent so that everyone could benefit from it.

“The amniotic membrane contact lens is a multi-billion dollar, $4-5 billion industry worldwide, used by ophthalmologists from almost every country and millions of patients have had vision improved or restored,” he said. “So, you know, it shows that God wants science and faith to work together.”

Image of Dr. Ming Wang courtesy of Dr. Cheek.

Terry Chen, who has appeared in films such as ‘Almost Famous’, ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’, ‘The A-Team’ and ‘Elysium’, stars as Dr. Wang in ‘Sight’. He credits director Andrew Hyatt’s ‘engaging’ script and the research into Dr. Wang that attracted him to the role.

“It was such a privilege and honor to take this journey with this incredible human being who has helped millions of people around the world regain their sight,” he said. “I’m just incredibly honored.”

Chen added that he hopes the film will spark sparking conversations and community spirit as families see it together.

“When you sit in a big room with hundreds of people around you and watch an inspiring story, I think it’s something that’s important to share with your family, and hopefully the audience goes home and has a conversation,” he said. “It has such an important message.”

Dr. Wang hopes the film’s inspirational elements will unite an audience that is currently more divided.

“I feel like we live in a very different world today, a world that is so polarized and that people are becoming less and less able to work together, internationally and domestically, across political hours, racial divisions and ethnic, ethnic divisions.” he said. “So maybe it just takes a story of an immigrant who used to have no freedom to remind all of us here in America how precious freedom is, and how much we need to work together again, to overcome our polarization, to build common find a basis, we can love each other.”

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