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Vinnie Shah, MD
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  • Ophthalmology
Accepting new patients

Please note: Summit Health does not accept vision plans for ophthalmologic and optometric care. See below to view accepted insurance plans.

Appointments: Call 908-277-8682


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890 Mountain Avenue Ophthalmology

890 Mountain Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Astigmatism
  • Blind spots
  • Blurry vision
  • Cataract surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Closed angle glaucoma
  • Clouding of the eye lens
  • Color blindness
  • Complex and refractive cataract surgery
  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Computer vision syndrome
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Contact lenses
  • Corrective lenses
  • Deterioration of the retina
  • Diabetic eye exams
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Difficult driving at night
  • Difficult to see nearby object
  • Difficulty with side vision
  • Double vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry red eye
  • Eye care
  • Eye disease
  • Eye exams for people with high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Eye infections
  • Eye problems
  • Eye trauma
  • Family history of vision
  • Farsightedness
  • General eye exam
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma laser surgery
  • Laser eye surgery
  • Laser for glaucoma
  • Lasik surgery
  • Lazy eye
  • Macular degeneration
  • Multifocal IOLs
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night vision problem
  • Nutrition and eye health
  • Ocular manifestations of systemic diseases
  • Open angle glaucoma
  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Optic nerve imaging
  • Pain in affected eye
  • Presbyopia
  • Problem focusing
  • Retinal detachment
  • See colored halos surrounding light
  • Tonometry
  • Toric IOLs
  • Trouble seeing distant object
  • Vision loss
  • Vision test
  • Visual field assessment

Accepted Insurances

Always check with your health insurance carrier before scheduling any type of service. You can learn the details of your individual health insurance plan, including the amount of your copay, deductible, and coinsurance by visiting your health insurance company's website or by calling their customer service department. Click here to review our list of accepted insurance plans.

Training and Education

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Medical School

  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY


  • Neuroscience and Behavior, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY


  • Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY


  • Ophthalmology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland, OH
  • Ophthalmology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey), Newark, NJ


  • Ophthalmology, Medical Retina, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Institute and New York University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

About Me

Vinnie P. Kathpalia Shah, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training and expertise in diseases of the retina. She delivers the most up to date ophthalmologic care inclusive of laser treatments and intravitreal injections for conditions such as age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusions.

Prior to joining Summit Medical Group’s Ophthalmology team, Dr. Shah worked as an Attending Ophthalmologist and Medical Retina Specialist at Ophthalmic Surgeons of Greater Bridgeport in Fairfield, CT.

She attended Barnard College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with distinguished honors in neuroscience and high recognition on her senior thesis. She continued on to graduate with honors in both service and research from Weill Cornell Medical College.

After completing an ophthalmology residency at UMDNJ-Rutgers Ophthalmology, Dr. Shah had the pleasure of teaching ophthalmology residents, while working as a Clinical Instructor/Attending Ophthalmologist at New York University. Following her teaching experience, she pursued a medical retina fellowship at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital working proudly under the world renowned Dr. Lawrence Yannuzzi and Dr. K. Bailey Freund.

Dr. Shah is an accomplished researcher in her field, authoring several publications in various peer reviewed scientific journals. She has also spoken at many prestigious ophthalmology conferences and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists.

When Dr. Shah is not caring for patients, she enjoys ballet dancing and cycling. She and her husband are the proud parents of two sons.

English, French, Hindi

Hospital Affiliations

  • Overlook Medical Center
  • Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center