Dr. Vij is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and also a cornea specialist, specializing in cataract, refractive, and corneal surgeries. He grew up in Akron, Ohio and graduated from Copley High School.
He completed an accelerated, 7-year, combined bachelors, masters, and medical degree. He received his bachelor’s degree in Combined Sciences as well as his master’s in public health (MPH) from Youngstown State University, and his medical degree (MD) at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).
He completed an internal medicine internship at MedStar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore. He then went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Afterwards, he completed a fellowship in cornea, refractive, and external disease at the University of Florida. There, he gained additional expertise in corneal transplantation and also refractive surgery experience (i.e. LASIK and PRK) while working with the military at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL.
Dr. Vij has authored and published numerous abstracts and papers throughout his training and has presented frequently at national conferences. He has supervised and taught residents in training on techniques of cataract, cornea, and ocular trauma surgery.
He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Cornea Society, and the Ohio Ophthalmological Society.
Dr. Vij has an interest in advanced cataract technology including specialty lenses and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). He specializes in corneal transplantation including full-thickness penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) and the newer, partial thickness corneal transplant surgeries (DSAEK and DMEK). He is passionate about practicing safe, ethical care and wants to do what is best for his patients.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Vij is a die-hard Cleveland sports and Ohio State fan. He enjoys traveling the world and considers himself a foodie. When he’s not traveling, he’s spending time with friends and family, enjoying music, and binging TV shows.