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 Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH USA

Medical Education - 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 9/15/2020, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

571 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

87 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Love Dr Canatti

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr Cannatti is always very professional, explains things well and is very kind and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

really like dr cannati the exam , however was much more brief.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

dr C has always been excellent !

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

I didn't think we were going to be abel to get an appointment. My husband is disabled and needs me to be in the appointment with him so I can tell the Dr. what is going on and so I know what the plan of care is going forward. My concern was what we were going to do with our daughter during the appointment. She is 4 so I can't leave her in the car. Due to COVID her school is closed, and I can't take her to her grandparents for the same reason. At first the office was not going to let me bring her due to COVID. But they found a way to allow us to bring our daughter but still keep everyone safe and within the COVID safety standards. The office really went above and beyond to make sure my husband could be seen but still keep us all safe. It was GREATLY appreciated!!

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

hard to quantify Dr Cannatti's knowledge, professionalism, care and communication abilities. Always leave feeling completely well informed. The methodology of his practice from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave is so highly professional. He and his entire team is exceptional.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Cannatti and that person is now his patient. Actually I think 2 people.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

I am 72 years old and have gone to many eye doctors. Dr. Cannati is the best of the best.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr Canatti is the best

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

dr can matti is the best

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

all aspects of my visit was pleasant and efficient. staff and Doctor Cannatti are great.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr Cannatti is so pleasant and thorough

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr Cannatti is amazing!!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr Cannatti is very caring! Great man!

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr. Cannatti is excellent. Always very friendly, professional, n answers all my questions well.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

it was the first time I had visited Dr Cannitti as my other Dr had retired. he made me feel very comfortable and at ease. he understood that I'm very concerned about my eyesight and explained his plans for me going forward.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Cannatti for many years. He & his staff are very professional and make me feel any questions or concerns I have will be gladly addressed. Dr. Cannatti answers any questions I have & explains things completely. I would not trust my eyes to anyone else.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr Cannatti is one of the best.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr. was very knowledgeable and explained things in a way that was easy to understand.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

dr listened and responded to questionshe was pleasant and professional. he offered guidance without prolonged chatter

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

always a good experience with Dr. Cannatti and staff

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Cannatti gave me sufficient time to explain my symptoms. This time he gave me more respect. The last time I visited, he was very professional, but I felt like he just wanted to be done with me as a person. I have taught Anatomy in HS. So I understand more than most people.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

dr cannati is awesome. he explains everything to you. I had a wonderful experience at his office. I recommend him to everybody

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

everyone that had talked to was very professional would highly recommend this doctor and facility would not hesitate about returning

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

dr Jim the best he takes great care of me I am blind in my right eye Jim always watches over that he is a great doctor

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

This was the quickest and most efficient visit I have ever had at the eye doctor. Dr. Cannatti is great!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr. Cannatti has always been good about answering my questions before I even asked them. That takes talent and experience.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

dr cannati was pleasant and knowledgeable- put me at ease !

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Quick response from Dr. Cannatti allowed me to have an appointment the next morning in a situation where time was important.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

My experience with *Dr. Cannatti was the BEST - he saved my life! Almost 10 years ago. When he dilated my eyes, he saw a tumor on the optic nerve. In three days, the non-malignant tumor was out. The eye over-corrected, now I have 100 visit in that eye and at 90 years old am enjoying life. Thanks to him, and my good Lord. #1. Provider for me as a person.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Cannati and staff are great.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr. Cannatti is aways friendly and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr. Cannati is always professional and thorough. he answers all my questions and makes sure I understand his plan and what he is doing.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr Cannatti is awesome. Thorough patient teaching/ed.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

I always recommend our doctor to others. He's THE BEST!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr. Cannatti is a pleasure to visit. Always very easy to understand. listens to you.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr. Cannatti is a real credit to his profession. I look forward to my regular visits.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr has a great bed-side manner

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Dr Cannatti was very thorough to inform me of what to expect with my cataract surgery.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. Cannatti is very patient in answering any questions respectfully and good naturally.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

I have recommended Dr Cannatti to several friends.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr cannatti is tops, I have been under his care many years and always been pleased.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Cannatti is very kind, friendly and thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Love Dr. Cannatti!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Cannatti has always been nothing but kind and respectful.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr. Cannatti is kind and patient and explains things thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Cannatti, as he usually does, shows care and concern for my condition and how to treat it.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Cannatti is an excellent eye doctor. Would not go to anyone else.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Cannetti is EXCEPTIONAL!!! he is my prime reason to go to this practice!!!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Very satisfied with my interaction with doctor kinetic

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Excellent care by assistants and doctor. Always polite.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

excellent doctorvery kind and understanding

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr. Cannatti is the best Dr. I have ever been to.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

professional and patient assistant and doctor. glad I remained with them when they became the Cole eye institute.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Cannatti explains what's going on with my eyes. This time, there is a change going on and I have a follow up appointment in June. I totally trust Dr. Cannatti with my eye care.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

the office was tun so we'll.alldr.cannatti's staff were kind and professional.dr.cannatti was so thorough and kind.he has a wonderful bedside manner.he told me everything I should know about my condition and what my options were in terms that I understood.i trust Dr. cannatti implicitly.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

I would recommend Dr. cannatti to everyone I know

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

all in all I will reiterate it was s.moothe sailing and the Dr was so thorough land made me feel as if I were his only patient

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

I was impressed that the doctor called again in the evening to make sure my needs were addressed.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. James Cannitti for many years and am very happy with his expertise .

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Doctor and nursing staff are excellent; very pleased with the followup and care received.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

It's always a pleasant experience to see Dr Canatti and his staff. Very professional, curteous and friendly

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

All this was excellent especially in light of my health needs but with the Cvirus concerns. All staff and Dr. Cannatti were very responsive, attentive, kind, and through!

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Cannatti. He listens, discusses, educates, is thorough, and teams up with other specialists as needed. He has improved the quality of my life in immeasurable ways.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Dr. Cannatti actually returned my phone call and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

The staff of Cleveland Clinic is always professional and friendly. And Dr. Cannatti is just outstanding. He explains everything very clearly and he is so professional. I love coming to the Cleveland Clinic. Thanks for asking.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Cannatti is great. He takes time explaining what going on and if any problems going to occur, he surely let you know what you need to do to help him take care of the problems. I have recommended people to the facility and to Dr. Cannatti. And they are now patients of his.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

have been recommending Dr. Cannatti for several years

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

I have nothing but the very best opinion of Dr. Cannatti. I have been a patient of his, probably since his very first location. His is one of the very best, in his field.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr Canetti was great as usual. I've been seeing him for years. Since Cleveland Clinic has taken over though I see that he is missing an assistant to enter his info about me into the computer. He even had to re-enter my med list. What a waste of time for the Doctor and myself. He used to have an assistant to verify my condition before it was entered into my computerized records. Seems like there were plenty of workers around. I even had to wait to get checked out for my next appointment. Doctor walked me to exit desk. His valuable time is being waisted.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Good care but only because of Dr Cannetti

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Cannatti provided professional support and direction leading to an agreed upon direction that was astute and facilitated my relief going forward with treatment. He is a most caring doctor who forges connections and extends a level of caring and compassion that provides confidence and assurance.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

I have been very pleased with my provider for years. He answers my questions and is very honest about my situation. I would continue to see him.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

I have referred a person to my provider and they are pleased.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

I have always had a very good experience at this facility. All staff have been patient and informative. Love Dr. Cannatti, he is the best!!!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

dr Cannatti is great.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

I respect this doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Professional receptionist and medical associates. Will be disappointed when Dr Cannatti retires.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr Cannatti is the best opthamalogist I have ever been to.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Cannatti did a very good job of explaining everything to me.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I have seen Dr. Cannatti since he took over for Dr. Schott. He is an EXCEPTIONAL individual.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Cannatti is wonderful. I have complete confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Staff is very pleasant. Dr. Connatti is so nice

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Everyone was very kind and helpful, my only problem was that I had a little trouble understanding the tech that was with me before the doctor came. She was very patient with me and repeated herself until I understood. Very impressed with the help.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

I WAS nervous meeting him as I have had the same Doctor for 5 years, but my fears were unfounded the Doctor was very nice and made me feel at home as did his assistant.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Cannati has always been a wonderful doctor. He is very pleasant and courteous. He listens to me carefully and always answers any questions to my satisfaction. His prescriptions always work fine for me. I would never go any other place for my eye care!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

doc canatti is the best

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