He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Ophthalmology at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. Dr. Kelly received his refractive eye surgery training from Dr. J. Charles Casebeer, a world-renowned refractive ophthalmologist. He was certified on the Excimer Laser in 1994 by Dr. David F. Muller, and was the first eye surgeon to perform LASIK eye surgery in the Raleigh area. Dr. Kelly is also a leader in small-incision cataract eye surgery, which offers many benefits including quick visual recovery. He is one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the Triangle area, having performed more than 50,000 eye surgery procedures. Dr. Kelly continues to pursue the latest innovations in eye surgery and is proud to offer his Raleigh patients the safest and most advanced technology available today. Due to his extensive surgical experience and excellent visual outcomes, he was chosen to be among the first ophthalmolgists in the nation trained to perform the Visian ICL eye surgery, a corrective lens to treat nearsightedness.
People choose the Kelly Eye Center in Raleigh because of the personalized, compassionate care offered by Dr. Kelly and his highly trained staff. More than 150 eye doctors in Raleigh and the Triangle area have referred their patients to Dr. Kelly for evaluation, treatment, and surgical care. Dr. Kelly is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, and the North Carolina Society of Eye Physician Surgeons. He enjoys skiing, spending time with his daughter in Raleigh, and is a HUGE Carolina Hurricanes Fan… GO CANES!