Beth Handwerger
1800 E. Lancaster Avenue Paoli, PA 19301 
(610) 644-7744
Voted Top Doctor in Main Line Today 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2017

Patient Testimonials


"No one can avoid the anxiety that inevitably accompanies scheduled cataract surgery even though some will you tell you that cataract surgery is routine. Being in the care of a great physician helps reduce that anxiety. Dr. Beth Handwerger is truly an expert ophthalmologist and surgeon. Dr. Handwerger and her staff are highly supportive and responsive. I am grateful that I chose Dr. Handwerger as my eye surgeon and I highly recommend her to anyone, anyone with or without anxiety, and of course, problems with vision. If it is cataract surgery and lens replacement that you need, Dr. Handwerger is an extraordinary ophthalmologist and her office personnel represent the best in support staff."

Jasen Walker



"So grateful for the incredible care that I received from my first visit with Dr. Handwerger, through the final follow-up after wonderfully successful cataract surgery. Maryann and the office staff are courteous, responsive and efficient. I simply couldn’t be happier with this practice and Dr. Handwerger’s gifted expertise!"

Leslie Dundon



"Without hesitation I would recommend Dr. Handwerger. I have been a patient for about 15 years and I find her to be caring and an exceptionable doctor. She has trained at Wills Eye and it doesn't get better than that. Dr. Handwerger performed my cataract and laser surgery - and while I was nervous she certainly made me feel more comfortable about the procedure. Her office is efficiently run with the help of MaryAnn who is always helpful. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment."

Deborah Pettinos



"Dr. Handwerger has been my ophthalmologist for 8 years. She recently completed cataract surgeries in both eyes using LASER technology and trifocal lenses. My results are excellent with 2020 vision. Dr. Handwerger not only demonstrated her technical skills but really cared about my results. She made a special extra effort to reach out to the lens supplier to assure that my two lenses would work optimally together."

Bill Lorenz



"Beth Handwerger is an exceptional ophthalmologist and eye surgeon. She has a small, pleasant office and she does all of the eye tests herself. She corrected my blurry double vision with laser surgery. I was depressed because I had trouble reading and had given up driving until she operated on my eyes. She is very easy to talk with and made me feel very comfortable about the procedure. I am so very grateful for her skill and patience and would recommend her to everyone.

Her secretary, Maryanne, is always professional and helpful."

Diane M. Hunt


"My first impression of a visit to the office of Dr. Beth
Handwerger and being examined by her was that
everything was going to be alright and that she could
restore my vision to its former state. Dr. Handwerger exhibited a quiet confidence and caring that engendered a complete trust and sense of well being in me. Her skill as a surgeon surpassed even my very high expectations. I was astonished at how well I can see. I felt like I was born again."

Prof. Joseph P. Healey
Chairperson, The Department of Philosophy
Immaculata University


"I personally feel, that of the five senses we’ve been blessed with, sight is the most precious and the one to be most mourned if lost.  That’s why I am so grateful to have found Dr. Beth Handwerger, in whom I have total trust.  I have first-hand knowledge that she is a right-on diagnostician and an excellent surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner.  She is also very thorough and “care-full” in follow-up visits after surgery.  Dr. Handwerger always exhibits a friendly and highly professional approach in her dealings with her patients.  I would highly recommend Dr. Beth Handwerger with no reservations.  In fact, I wish that all those I love were able to entrust their eye care to her."

Jeri W.
Berwyn, PA


"My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Handwerger since 2006.  My first appointment with her was to have a cataract removed.  I was very nervous about having surgery on my eye and had so many questions about the procedure that I felt as if I was probably very annoying.  But, Dr. Handwerger was extremely patient.  She answered all my questions and described exactly what would happen during the surgery. 

The surgery was painless and was over almost before I knew it.  There was no pain and the recovery was very easy.  After that, I didn't think twice about having the second cataract removed.

Dr. Handwerger has a friendly, easy going way and is very thorough in her examinations.  I have recommended her to friends of mine who have been equally happy."

Rosamond Abbott 
Berwyn, PA


"Having just completed cataract surgery under the professional care of Dr. Beth Handwerger, I felt compelled to write a positive review. Dr. Handwerger was punctual, competent, efficient, organized, pleasant and knowledgeable.  I now have superior corrected vision thanks to her expertise and outstanding support staff including Mary Anne. I have already thanked my primary care physician for the referral and recommended her to several friends and relatives.  Dr. Beth Handwerger truly excels in her field."

Dot Norbury
Berwyn, PA