Partner, Flying-L Partners
Mr. Corley has an extensive 40+ year history in the eye care industry. Starting his career at Allergan in 1978, 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 6,000 U.S. 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 named 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. He currently serves on the boards of numerous ophthalmic device and pharmaceutical companies. In his spare time, he enjoys his grandchildren and golf with colleagues. Mr. Corley attended Georgia Southern University.