Dr. Samir Vira, MD

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Age 35
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Dr. Samir Vira, MD
Dr. Samir Vira is a Board certified ophthalmologist with a fellowship training in corneal disease and LASIK-refractive surgery. His interests include cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and refractive surgery. After splitting the early years of his life in Georgia and India, Dr. Vira attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he graduated with honors with a degree in Computer Science. Staying close to his roots, he earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Vira then moved to the Chicago area to complete a competitive internship at Evanston Northwestern Hospital. Subsequently, he completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. During his residency, he developed a keen interest with studies in corneal transplantation, presented his data at national meetings, and published articles in peer-reviewed journals. His hard work was recognized with the Chicago Ophthalmological Society's prestigious Beem Fisher Research Award. He also volunteered his time during residency to both medical and surgical care for underprivileged patients in Guatemala. After spending a year in private practice and as a teaching-attending physician at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Chicago, he returned to Georgia for fellowship training in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery with Drs. J. Bradley Randleman and John Kim at the Emory Eye Center. During his fellowship, he also supervised resident clinics and surgeries at Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta. Since fellowship, his primary focus is to provide personalized patient care in customized cataract surgery, corneal disease and surgery, and refractive surgery. In his free time, Dr. Vira enjoys traveling, running, watching sports, and spending time with his wife and family.

Cumming, Milton, Dawsonville, Dahlonega

970 Sanders Rd Ste 100

Cumming, GA 30041

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Dr. Samir Vira, MD

Dr. Samir Vira, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Care Philosophy

My approach is to focus on the patient's personal needs and to provide personalized care for that individual.  This ensures that each patient understands his or her condition and achieves the best possible outcome.
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Dr. Vira's Experience

Dr. Vira's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgia Institute Of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Loyola University Med Ctr/Hines Va Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Emory Eye Ctr-Emory U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vira has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vira's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vira to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Vira's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Cumming, GA |
Throughout all my interactions, I felt very reassured and safe. The Physicians at Milan Eye Center are extremely nice people, and their care is portrayed throughout the service they provide. Overall, I had a very professional experience from the beginning to end. They are a blessing!
in Cumming, GA |
I had a very professional experience from the beginning to end with Milan Eye Center.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Vira was very courteous, he listened to all my concerns. The staff was very good in the midst of surgery and thereafter. If I could change anything, it would be the waiting time but it's worth it.
in Atlanta, GA |
I had a very pleasant experience with my recent Cataract Surgeries. Dr. Vira was knowledgeable efficient and put me at ease with the procedure. After finally needing the surgery I was able to benefit from the new Symphony Multi-focal lense which has allowed me to see better than I ever have.
in Atlanta, GA |
I usually am so scared of surgeries and forced into thinking that I am in need of major surgery. Dr. Vira calmed me down and his staff is fantastic. The staff and overall experience was such a relief and I trust Dr. Vira so much that I want to come back every year for other surgeries as needed.
in Marietta, GA |
So happy to have discovered the Milan Eye Center & Dr. Vira. Prior to my first visit I had a long journey of eye appointments for a condition that was progressively getting worse. Dr. Vira was exceptional in his care & concern. What a blessing to have been his patient and know that my concerns have been taken care of in a very personal & professional manner. Thank you, Dr. Vira
Cumming, Georgia |
Bad experience. Long wait times, rude front desk staff & incorrect billing. I'm not going back!
Everybody has listened and Dr Vira and staff did a very good job. I am very pleased. They have gone out of their way to explain everything and made me feel very comfortable.
His hand is excellent. Initially I was so scared, but once I went through I had no discomfort neither during surgery or afterwards. This is the best experience I have ever had and I would recommend Dr Samir Vira to anyone else that has a cataract.
Doctor Vira was genuinely interested in me as a patient and follow-ups have been great. I have no complaints.
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Dr. Vira accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Alliant Health Plans
    Alliant Health Plans PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
    Evolutions Healthcare Systems PPO
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • NovaNet
    NovaNet PPO
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus EPO
    Choice Plus HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Choice Plus PPO
    Medicare Supplement PPO
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization
    USA Managed Care Organization PPO

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Northside Hospital - Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
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Northside Hospital Cherokee
450 Northside Cherokee Blvd
Canton, GA 30115
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WellStar North Fulton Hospital
3000 Hospital Blvd
Roswell, GA 30076
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