Why Choose Dr. Craig

Why Choose Dr. Craig?

He Delivers a “Hyre” Standard of Eye Care!

Dr. Craig Clifton Hyre, O.D. is a licensed, American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) Board-Certified optometric physician and clinical director of Family Eye Care Center in Elkins, WV, where he cares for the vision and eye-related medical needs of his patients. Despite his high degree of expertise and training, he remains humble, down-to-earth, and passionate about providing an exceptional level of personalized care for infants, children, teens, adults, and people of all ages.


Integrity In Vision & Eye Care

At Family Eye Care Center, Dr. Craig has equipped the facility with some of the most advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and optical instrumentation. Instead of following a predetermined flowchart, he approaches each case on an individual basis. He listens carefully to the concerns of the patient first and foremost, takes as much time as needed to formulate a tentative diagnosis, confirm his findings, and then he goes above and beyond to provide an optimal solution to deliver the best possible vision.

Trusted West Virginia Medical Eye & Vision Care Provider

For more than 31 years, Dr. Craig has adamantly refused to compromise patient care for speed or cost savings. This level of integrity has earned him the trust of his patients and colleagues throughout West Virginia – and beyond.


Dr. Craig is available during regular office hours, as well as on call 24/7 to treat eye and vision-related emergencies.


As a Doctor of Optometry, Dr. Craig has attained the highest level of expertise in his field.


For more than 31 years, Dr. Craig has delivered superior eye and vision care for patients of all ages.

Bedside Manner

Patients enjoy Dr. Craig’s patient, caring, humble, and down-to-earth approach. He respects his patients and their opinions. He takes the time to listen to them and understand their concerns – and he works hard to help them solve their vision and eye issues by providing effective solutions.


Dr. Craig’s clinic is clean, modern, and well-equipped to provide exceptional vision and eye care with the need for comfort in mind, as well.

Peace of Mind

Dr. Craig offers 24/7 availability through his own on-call emergency service so patients can relax knowing exceptional, personalized urgent and emergency medical eye care is just a phone call away, if they would happen to suffer a serious eye injury, infection, or vision concern.

Individualized Treatment Plans

Each patient’s unique needs and vision condition are assessed with care to develop a personalized treatment plan to best target the issue and resolve it for maximum success.

Dr. Craig’s Commitment to Integrity

As an optometric physician, Dr. Craig recognizes his ethical responsibilities to his patients, colleagues, other health care professionals, and the public. He is committed to operating his practice in accordance with The American Optometric Association Standards of Professional Practice, as well as The Code of Ethics and The Optometric Oath listed below. Dr. Craig would like to affirm and reassure his patients that, despite changes within the healthcare field, he remains committed to serving your best interests.

The Optometric Oath

With full deliberation, I freely and solemnly pledge that:

I AFFIRM that the health of my patient will be my first consideration.

I WILL practice the art and science of optometry faithfully and conscientiously, and to the fullest scope of my competence.

I WILL uphold and honorably promote by example and action the highest standards, ethics and ideals of my chosen profession and the honor of the degree, Doctor of Optometry, which has been granted me.

I WILL provide professional care for the diverse populations who seek my services, with concern, with compassion and with due regard for their human rights and dignity.

I WILL work to expand access to quality care and improve health equity for all communities.

I WILL place the treatment of those who seek my care above personal gain and strive to see that none shall lack for proper care.

I WILL hold as privileged and inviolable all information entrusted to me in confidence by my patients.

I WILL advise my patients fully and honestly of all which may serve to restore, maintain or enhance their vision and general health.

I WILL strive continuously to broaden my knowledge and skills so that my patients may benefit from all new and efficacious means to enhance the care of human vision.

I WILL share information cordially and unselfishly with my fellow doctors of optometry and other professionals for the benefit of patients and the advancement of human knowledge and welfare.

I WILL do my utmost to serve my community, my country and humankind as a citizen as well as a doctor of optometry.

I HEREBY commit myself to be steadfast in the performance of this my solemn oath and obligation.

The Optometric Code of Ethics

It shall be the ideal, resolve, and duty of all optometrists:

TO KEEP their patients’ eye, vision, and general health paramount at all times;

TO RESPECT the rights and dignity of patients regarding their health care decisions;

TO ADVISE their patients whenever consultation with, or referral to another optometrist or other health professional is appropriate;

TO ENSURE confidentiality and privacy of patients’ protected health and other personal information;

TO STRIVE to ensure that all persons have access to eye, vision, and general health care;

TO ADVANCE their professional knowledge and proficiency to maintain and expand competence to benefit their patients;

TO MAINTAIN their practices in accordance with professional health care standards;

TO PROMOTE ethical and cordial relationships with all members of the health care community;

TO RECOGNIZE their obligation to protect the health and welfare of society; and

TO CONDUCT themselves as exemplary citizens and professionals with honesty, integrity, fairness, kindness, and compassion.

Adopted by the House of Delegates as:
Substantive Motion M-1944-1, June 1944; Modified June 2005; Repealed June 2007
Modified and Adopted as Resolution #1969, June 2007