Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Akron
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Primary Location

Cole Eye Institute, Akron

Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters And Flashes
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Presbyopia
  • Red Eye
  • Refractive Errors
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Akron City Hospital
Akron, OH USA

Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH USA

Medical School - The Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Elkins Park, PA USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/17/2017, Dr. Cannatti, Jr. has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

391 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

I have been a patient of Dr. Cannatti's for over 20 years. He has always taken the utmost care of my vision and disease of the eye. He and his staff have always been courteous, respectful, and kind. I am very happy that he is ow part of the Cleveland Clinic so that he has access to all my records. I have always highly recommended him and his practice.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

I am always informed if there will be a delay. Dr. Cannatti personally tells me after each visit how long I should expect to be there at my next visit.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

would highly recommend Dr Cannati, took time with me, I've gone to another eye center but glad I changed to him

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

The visit to this office was a totally professional and courteous experience.Dr. Cannatti is an exceptionally fine doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

this was my first visit and my experience was excellent! The staff from the receptionist to the doctor we're very knowledgeable and professional. Very friendly as well.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2018

Excellent service but Dr.Cannati could be a little less clinical, a little more compassionate.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2018

Dr Cannatti is truly great. Thorough and fact based.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2018

Dr Cannatti is super friendly A great professional always!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018


Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018

Always a printed followup

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2017

He was not aware of what was previously written for my prescriptions. Poor note taking.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

Dr. Cannatti is a professional, thorough, excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

We talked about me adding eye drops to my eyes, daily.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

I always know what I am expected to do, and any follow up information is explained.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2017

Always get thorough exams and tests with Dr. Cannatti.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2017

Good Level of Communication with the Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2017

Dr. Cannatti explains everything very thoroughly and makes sure you do not leave until all of your questions are answered and any concerns are addressed.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2017

Very Helpful!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2017

Doctor seems to always be in a hurry, If I had a question I would have to stop him at the door. He says he can't talk while typing, I get that. I just think he could slow down a little so you don't feel like a number in line and he wants to get out of there.

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