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Welcome to Sloan Optometry

Our doctors provide comprehensive eye examinations to determine the exact prescriptions needed and our opticians work with each patient to help determine the right lenses and frames for your vision and lifestyle needs.

Dr. James Sloan O.D.

Dr. James Sloan grew up in Indiana and received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University and his Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. While in Optometry school he participate in in vision screenings in Chicago and went on a mission trip to Peru, where over 2,000 eye exams and prescription lenses were given out. Following graduation Dr. Sloan returned to Indiana for a short time before moving to Los Angeles in 2012.

In 2013 he purchased a practice from Dr. Postar and turned it into Sloan Optometry. Dr. Sloan enjoys spending time with his husband, dogs and his friends. He especially enjoys trying new foods and traveling.

Dr. Marvin Pachman O.D.

Dr. Pachman is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. After graduation he served with the United States Public Health Services on the Navajo/Hopi Reservation in northern Arizona. His career eventually took him to Hollywood, CA where he was in private practice for almost 35 years! During the time he worked at the Medical Practice he got the opportunity to meet many actors, singers, and even former presidents.

After retiring he spent time traveling, reading, and enjoying the waters off Cape Cod, MA. Dr. Pachman is married with one daughter and one grandson. “I am excited to return to clinical practice with Dr. Sloan.”

Tammy Buchanan

Tammy, our Office Manager, is an ABO Certified Optician has been with us since 2013. She has 17 years’ experience as an optician in two other optometry offices. Tammy brings extensive management background from both retail and optical settings. With her wide range knowledge base in both spectacle and contact lens troubleshooting situations, she is our most valuable asset. The office and our patients benefit from her impeccable frame inventory selection and control, her relationship with our frame and lens vendors and management of our staff.

Tammy is passionate about customer service. She sets the tone, ensuring that our office is not only productive, but a happy and fun environment. Advising our patients in eyeglass and frame selection, solving any problems that may arise with their prescription eyewear and ensuring the office offers value and quality at all times is her top priority. Our patients LOVE Tammy and she is vital to Sloan Optometry.

Tammy, her husband and son moved to SoCal from Cincinnati Ohio in 1989. She loves animals, especially her dog Sugar, the outdoors, hiking, reading and spending time with her family.


Connie Rivera

Connie has been working as an optician in our office since January of 2017. She began her career in the optical business in September of 1975 and has experience working as an optician and manager in optometry offices, ophthalmology offices and retail optical stores.

She loves helping our patients chose stylish, well-fitting frames and making recommendations on the appropriate lens style and material for their new prescription eyewear. Since coming to our office she has had an opportunity to learn a new skill, how to cut and edge lenses for our ‘in-house’ jobs.

Working with Tammy to select new and fashionable frames to keep our inventory fresh and exciting is one of her favorite tasks. Connie also keeps our Facebook and Instagram informative, amusing and current.

Connie was born in Toledo, Ohio but has resided in California since 1983. She is married with 3 children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She enjoys reading, home decorating, gardening and travel.


Yesenia Raygoza

Yesenia is the ‘Face of Sloan Optometry’. She has been working in this office for 9 years and has a longtime history with most of our patients. Our insurance expert, she is familiar with all vision plans and can answer any question regarding insurance benefits. In addition, she assists with bookkeeping and inventory reconciliation. Fluent in Spanish, she serves as our official interpreter as well!

Contact lens orders, inventory and training first time contact lens wearers are her optical specialty and she has our patients contact lens history practically memorized! She can immediately answer any questions regarding patients’ contact lens data and/or order status.

Besides working full time, Yesenia is attending college to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy. She is dedicated to her studies and we are proud of how well she is doing, successfully managing both her work life and academics.

Yesenia enjoys hiking, spending time with her family, working out and outdoor activities and spending time with her significant other. She especially loves being a doting aunt to her many nieces and nephews.