Surface Ophthalmics


J. Andy Corley


Mr. Corley has a 45 + year history in the eye care industry.  Starting his career at Allergan in 1978 as a sales representative, his career has centered on the commercial aspects of ophthalmic technology.  In 1984 he joined American Medical Optics and participated in the launch of the YAG laser, later that decade he was a co-founder of Chiron Vision.  As General Manager of Chiron Vision’s Refractive Surgery Division, He and his teammates introduced the Casebeer RK courses.  The company trained over 6000 US surgeons in RK surgery, introducing most of them to their first private surgical pay effort.  Using that experience, the same team launched the LASIK procedure and
private surgical pay became a permanent and meaningful part of the ophthalmic
surgeon’s armamentarium.  As the CEO of eyeonics, he led the creation of the premium channel for cataract surgery which became reality in May of 2005.  As a
result of his efforts at eyeonics, he was the Orange County Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005.  He served as the President of Bausch & Lomb Surgical Division from 2008 to 2011.  In 2011 Mr. Corley formed Yelroc Consulting Inc. focusing on all aspects of company building with an emphasis on high performance management process.  In 2015 he co-founded the Flying L Investment Partnership focusing on ophthalmic  innovation.  In 2020 he co-founded the Loving Eyes Foundation to create custom-fit glasses for children with unique facial anatomy.   He currently serves on the boards of numerous ophthalmic device and pharmaceutical companies, including Chairman of the Board of RXST, Belkin Vision, and Neurolens.  In his spare time he enjoys his grandchildren and golf with colleagues.  Mr. Corley attended Georgia Southern University. 


Awards include: Lindstrom Leadership Award 2024, AECOS Visionary Award Winner 2022, Inaugural Ophthalmology Innovation Summit Innovation Award 2009, Foundation for Fighting Blindness Visionary Award 2011, and AECOS Dave Dulaney Award 2010. 

J. Andy Corley – Director