Our Doctors

We offer you only the highest certification of Physician-Surgeons for your care. All of our doctors trained or teach at some of the most prestigious eye programs in the country, and all are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology . With our doctors you will receive only the highest quality of care. Most importantly, our doctors are friendly and dedicated to you. Be it for a simple glasses check or for sight-saving surgery, no problem is too small or too big for our time. If it matters to you, it certainly matters to us.

Dr. Jonathan Go

Dr. Jonathan Go is an American Academy of Ophthalmology Board-certified Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, practicing at Beach Eye Medical Group in Long Beach, California. He is a California native who received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Go attended medical school at the Touro College of Medicine, California, where he graduated with Sigma Sigma Pi honors and was a founding member of the Touro chapter of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association. During this time, he also traveled to Taiwan to augment his medical training in global health.

Dr. Go completed his internship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He then went on to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at the Lake Erie College of Medicine program in Miami, Florida. During his time there, Dr. Go was elected on numerous occasions to represent the state of Florida on Capitol Hill. He was also elected as chief resident and served as the sole resident representative on the residency planning board. During this time, Dr. Go received multiple nationally recognized awards for his academic accomplishments and published numerous academic papers, including manuscripts in the American Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology and Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. During residency, Dr. Go also enjoyed working as a consultant for a pharmaceutical company, helping with the development of a novel cutting-edge drug in the area of ophthalmology.

Dr. Go specializes in comprehensive ophthalmic care, including cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. He enjoys building meaningful, long-term relationships with his patients and strives for excellence in eye care. In his spare time, he enjoys running, playing guitar, and spending time with his Pomaweenie (Pomaranian-Dauchaund) puppy that he adopted from the local shelter.

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Joseph Ridenour, OD

Joseph Ridenour, OD is an optometrist with Beach Eye in Long Beach. Dr. Ridenour graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in History and minors in Marketing and Finance. He received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. His clinical training at the Illinois Eye Institute and Jesse Brown VA hospital included pediatrics, contact lenses, and ocular disease.

Dr. Ridenour is licensed to practice full optometric care in California with particular interest in contact lenses and retinal pathologies. He joins the Beach Eye family from his previous optometric position in Bishop, CA. On the weekends, Dr. Ridenour can be found working on his muscle cars and enjoying the beach. He also speaks optometric Spanish.

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Dr. Sloan is a board-certified ophthalmologist raised in Long Beach, his family having arrived in 1920. He attended Long Beach Poly, the University of California at Berkley, and Medical School at St. Louis University. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, and currently serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology in their teaching program. He lectured at the Far Western Medical Association; the Family Practice Department of the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and the Long Beach Board of Education.

Dr. Sloan has served at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology; Chairman of the Ophthalmology Audit; a member of the Board of Trustees; a member of the Campus Facilities Committee; a member of the Medical Executive Committee; a member of the Government Relations Committee, and founder of the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center-Burnett Elementary School Partnership. He was also on the Memorial Cancer Institute Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee. He served as an American College of Surgeons Credentials Committee Examiner and was Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Elm Avenue Medical Plaza.

Dr. Sloan is active in community affairs, having served as a Long Beach Symphony Board Member. In connection with his appointment by the Mayor of Long Beach to serve as Chairman of the Bicycle Path Advisory Committee, Dr. Sloan received a Key to the City-Distinguished Service Award for leadership leading to the Long Beach “Shoreline Bicycle Route,” presented by the Honorable Mayor Kell in 1988.

Dr. Sloan considers himself a cinemaphile and regularly attends film festivals. Primarily this interest is pursued through world and independent cinema as well as documentaries. He has a genuine interest in film criticism and frequently contributes to this subject.Dr. Sloan is most proud of his family. His marriage to Sharon, along with their three children and seven grandchildren, are the center of his universe.

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Dr. Schwartz retired as an Ophthalmologist in practice in Long Beach after more than 40 years. He had been selected to Best Doctors in America since 2003 and had received the alumnus of the year award from the USC Doheny Eye Institute and the Jules Stein Living Tribute Award from Retinitis Pigmentosa International.

Dr. Schwartz keeps appointments to the teaching clinical faculty at the Keck School of Medicine, USC Doheny Eye Institute and the University of California at Irvine.

He had taught cataract surgery techniques and optics and refraction at both institutions for over 20 years. He had served as a section editor for the textbook "Textbook of Ophthalmology" by Wright published by Williams and Wilkins. He holds additional degrees in Optometry and a Master of Public Administration with a subspecialty in Health Administration. He was past Chairman of the Board of Directors of a national vision care plan, the Eye Care Network part of MES Vision. He had held positions in local, state and national organizations including Past President of the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Board of Directors of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

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