Michael Alterman, DO


800 Eaton Avenue

Bethlehem, PA 18018 Directions

(610) 691-3335


4.9 out of 5

91 verified ratings

91 Ratings, 72 Comments

Nov 4, 2022
Excelent treatment.Thank you .

Nov 3, 2022
Had my first eye done two days ago and I cannot believe how bright and crisp everything is!! Procedure went well.

Oct 27, 2022
Dr. Alterman answers all my questions and explains on a level that I understand. He is easy to talk to and he’s very friendly.

Oct 20, 2022
Dr. Alterman has been fantastic from start to finish with my cataract surgeries. Everyone has been helpful and very pleasant. Highly recommend this medical group!

Oct 14, 2022
Excellent ophthalmologist and skilled cataract surgeon. Listens to patient concerns and replies in an easy to understand manner. Would highly recommend Dr Alterman to others.

Oct 7, 2022
You and your staff provided top notch service & care. I feel safe and confident that I am in the best of hands and I am so grateful for this peace of mind!

Sep 29, 2022
Cataract surgery was a great success! Dr. Alterman is an excellent surgeon who takes the time to give clear explanations. He is professional & caring.

Sep 22, 2022
Dr. Altering took the time to answer my questions.

Sep 22, 2022
Great experience Answer all my questions concerning my concerns

Sep 20, 2022
Straight A’s! Did all one should expect a Dr to do…explain all on condition and prescribed meds, listened well, answered all questions. Gives off a friendly positive vibe - never had that with a Dr visit before.

Sep 16, 2022
Dr Alterman is very thorough and professional. I would highly recommend him. He explained everything to my satisfaction.

Sep 16, 2022
This is a very busy practice but the staff keeps things moving along. I was treated politely and helpfully at each point along the way.

Sep 16, 2022
Dr Alterman quickly diagnosed my need for cataract surgery when I visited Bethlehem Eye Associates with a drooping left eyelid earlier this year. He described the current state of both of my eyes in manner that was very easy to understand, and presented various corrective options without bias to any one course of action. All questions I asked about my options were answered to my satisfaction, allowing me to feel well informed and secure in my final choice. I have since had cataract surgery on both eyes about two weeks apart, opting for multifocal lenses with laser assisted surgery (due to astigmatism in both eyes). The process was impressive in how quickly and professionally the surgery was completed. Dr. Alterman and his staff described each procedural step in advance, offering direction during the few instances my participation was required. I felt completely at ease. Follow up appointments at Dr. Alterman’s office occurred the day after, one week after, and two weeks after to ensure the healing and adjustment process goes as expected. My right eye responded quickly and I am completely delighted with the outcome. Near, mid range and far vision are absolutely great with no correction necessary. Aside from needing readers for micro print (like you see on disclosure statements and pill bottles), right eye vision is excellent and worth every penny! The left eye has been a bit disappointing. While distance vision is acceptable, mid and near vision never achieved the quality of my right eye. After allowing plenty of time for healing and brain adjustment to my new lenses, Dr. Alterman performed additional tests. Although there is no positively identifiable reason for the left eye’s less than stellar performance, he is taking action and doing everything possible to see if we can improve vision in my left eye which will hopefully rival that of my right. I do have more astigmatism in my left eye which the laser could only partially correct. The left lens is slightly different than my right as there is some astigmatic correction built in. I hope I got that right. In any case, the lenses are not identical. Bottom line is, Dr. Alterman has been there for me every step of the way and I am quite satisfied with his advice, professionalism, and commitment to my satisfaction with the outcome. I highly recommend him.

Sep 9, 2022
I saw Michael Alterman, DO for a problem I was having in my right eye to make sure it wasn't anything serious. He was very thorough and assured me that my condition was not serious and prescribed some eye drops for me to try for dry eyes. Also recommended an over the counter eye lash cleaner. Very happy meeting him and I will see him in a month for a follow-up.

Sep 2, 2022
Very good.

Sep 1, 2022
Dr Alterman is great to work with as well as knowledgeable and kind. I recommend him as as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon. .

Aug 31, 2022
Awesome as usually

Aug 30, 2022
Very kind and professional.

Aug 19, 2022
Courteous staff. Excellent physician care and advice. Thorough directions for home care.

Aug 18, 2022
Dr. Alterman was very caring and described the procedure in detail. He took time to hear and answer any questions I had.

Aug 13, 2022
Dr. Explained everything so that I could understand

Aug 13, 2022
Friendly & able to answer my questions .

Aug 9, 2022
I feel he is an excellent doctor with whom I feel very at ease. I’m able to understand him perfectly as he explains things thoroughly and always LISTENS to and ANSWERS my questions.I have every confidence in him and his abilities and would highly recommend him to anyone.

Aug 5, 2022
Informative, left with a feeling of trust and contentment with the Dr

Aug 5, 2022
A wonderful doctor! I am so happy my niece recommended him — had multi focal lens for cataracts, plus he removed a style that wouldn’t go away.

Aug 3, 2022
I found him to be very professional and knowledgeable.

Aug 2, 2022
I like Doc Alterman he takes time to check everything out and answers all your questions, and tells you what is going on with your eyes and what you can do for it. Also everyone in the office is so nice and helpful and pleasent!

Aug 2, 2022
Eye appointments make me pretty anxious, so having everything thoughtfully explained was very much appreciated.

Jul 29, 2022
Dr. Alterman takes his time in answering any patient questions. Everyone in the office is personable as well as professional.

Jul 28, 2022
Highly expert care

Jul 26, 2022
Very pleasant experience. Was thorough and explained what he was doing.

Jul 22, 2022
Excellent visit . Answered all my questions. Not rushed.

Jul 22, 2022
For a first time visit both the nurse and doctor were competent and pleasant

Jul 19, 2022
Just like with previous eye exams by Dr. Alterman and his staff and with previous eye surgery on each eye by him, my 7/18 appt. went well as usual!

Jul 14, 2022
Dr. Alterman explained my procedure for lasik and cataract surgery , that made me feel comfortable. Surgery is complete and great results.

Jul 1, 2022
Great Doctor. Took his time, answered all questions. Very informative. Very interested in what you had to say. I would highly recommend him.

Jun 23, 2022
Friendly, attentive, professional

Jun 9, 2022
Very knowledgeable. Takes time to explain your situation and options.

Jun 7, 2022
The doctor provided all the necessary information

Jun 3, 2022
Dr. Alterman is very good...very congenial and listens to any concerns you may have; and answers them. Excellent with the Cataract Surgery...great follow-up care... would high recommend.

May 24, 2022
I was in yesterday to see Dr Alterman for a pressure check, he has been treating me for ocular hypertension, my pressure was higher then it has been. So we discussed adding another drop. My insurance company did not have the eye drop he recommended on there Formulary, and a couple of the drops I can’t use because I have asthma. He found one the the insurance company carried. Dr. Altermann called me at home about 7 o’clock in the evening to tell me that he had called in another drop in to the pharmacy, which was very nice that called me at home to explain that to me.they are so expensive, he was trying to find something that was cost-effective. I certainly appreciated that.

May 21, 2022
Answered my concerns quickly with clear understanding

May 17, 2022
Very good….staff very friendly and efficient. Dr. exam very thorough. Happy to know both of us have healthy eyes.😉😉😉

May 13, 2022
Michael Alterman DO he does a great job checking you out he answers all questions I would ask him, he’s very cordial and does his work well! My husband and I both go there, we think his is great!!

May 8, 2022
Dr. Alterman is always polite, courteous and informative. He explains everything in easy to understand medical care. Great Dr. Always a nice visit to the eye care with Dr. Alterman. Thank you Dr. Alterman.

May 7, 2022
Dr. Alterman throughly explains the issue with my eyes & the procedure required to correct it.

May 5, 2022
Doctor Alterman was great and at the same time so in touch with the patients feelings. He speaks so calming and soothingly. Thank you Dr Altherman for restoring my vision.

May 5, 2022
Excellent dr and explained everything he was doing. Excellent experience

May 5, 2022
Extremely knowledgeable, friendly. He did a cataract extraction a bit ago and now doing the other eye. Wouldn't have any other doctor do it. Fantastic

May 3, 2022
Dr Alterman has done an excellent job in taking care of cataract removal, lens implant and follow up visits since the cataract surgery.