Patricia’s Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight

Book cover for Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight by Michelle Lord

Michelle Lord


Alleanna Harris

Book Summary

Born in the 1940s, Patricia Bath dreamed of being an ophthalmologist at a time when becoming a doctor wasn’t a career option for most women—especially African-American women. This empowering biography follows Dr. Bath in her quest to save and restore sight to the blind, and her decision to “choose miracles” when everyone else had given up hope. Along the way, she co-founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness, invented a specialized laser for removing cataracts, and became the first African-American woman doctor to receive a medical patent.

Blindness, Low Vision, Black Stories, Biographical Stories, Black Firsts, Perseverance, Helping, Doctors, Sheroes, Black

Age Range
Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3), Ages 9 to 12 (grades 4-7)
Sterling Children's Books
Book Category
Blind/Low Vision