Dr. Craig Hartranft, M.D.  (Vistar Eye Center)

Dr. Hartfanft specializes in Retina Services: Vitreoretinal Medicine & Surgery.

Dr. Hartranft graduated with honors from Virginia Tech and then received his medical degree in 1985 from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed a general surgery internship and an ophthalmology residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Hartranft then completed a vitreoretinal fellowship at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Hartranft joined Vistar Eye Center in 2006 after retiring from the U. S. Army as a colonel. In that same year, Lucentis injections became available for the treatment of macular degeneration. Dr. Hartranft feels these injections have given retina specialists the ability to help preserve vision and to successfully treat this devastating disease. In addition, an important component of his treatment plan is the partnership he forms with his patients. “I like to present all options for treatment to my patients, thereby involving them in the decision process.”

Over the past twelve years, Dr. Hartranft has worked diligently to provide outstanding eye care to the residents of Southwest Virginia and the surrounding areas. He feels blessed to have so many patients trust him with their precious sight. Dr. Hartranft spends his free time traveling, hiking, kayaking, and fishing.  

Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

Medical School
Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Completed: 1985

Internship
PGY-1, PGY-2 General Surgery
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas
Completed: 1987

Residency
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas
Completed: 1992