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.

Dr. Vira’s Patient Testimonials


Dr Vira is great ! I would recommend him highly. I had cataract surgery in both eyes with blended vision in one eye and toric lens in the other. I can see without glasses and am very happy with the outcome.

-Cathie P., Cumming GA


Dr. Vira and his staff were so professional and helpful through this process, and everyone was great with a positive attitude.  I am so “happy” with the final results.

-Joyce S., Acworth


Thank you! You are awesome, felt like I am back to my life again. Great surgeon Dr. Samir Vira. God bless you!

– Raquel D., Santa Cruz, Bolivia


Dr. Vira and the Milan Eye Center were professional, knowledgeable and caring. The office was relaxing and organized. I felt Dr. Vira took excellent care of me and made sure I was informed about my procedure.  He listened to me and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend Milan Eye Center and Dr. Vira.

– Debra L., Roswell, GA


At eighty-two years old, I never believed my eyes would be returned to such great sight. The surgery was a very easy experience, lasting just a few minutes with an easy recovery. By following exactly the very clear drop instructions, my eyesight continues to improve.  Each day I thank the nurses, the associates, and my great doctor Samir Vira and then go outside and enjoy my new eyes.

– Robert P., Peachtree Corners


I was very pleased of my first visit with Dr.Samir Vira, at the Milan Eye Center. The Staff was very friendly and professional.

Ida M., Roswell, GA