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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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

637 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

83 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

dr cannati is a wonderful doctor. He gets 5 stars. I definitely love going to him cuz he explains everything to you and is very nice.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

dr cannatti is very professional and courteous. I have full confidence in him as my eye care provider.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

my appointment was a timely and pleasant experience and Dr.Cannitti was very professional and on time and knowledgeable

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Cannatti was great. He was very friendly and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Cannatti is the most courteous and honest professional eye doctor. If PCP's could only be more like Dr. Cannatti. My experience of going to this doctor along with his staff has always been exceptional.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

I cannot truly express how wonderful Dr. Cannatti was with me. I have seen many doctors over the years about my eyes, and he is the first to take the time to explain in depth what the issues with my eyes are. He was simply the best ophthalmologist I have ever seen in every way and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr Cannetti saved my husbands life and also my own. He discovered that my husband and I were both starting to have TIA/Strokes and steered us in the right direction. He is personable, very knowledgeable and never have I felt that he doesn't remember me. I have Summacare Ins and if I'm not allowed to see Dr Cannetti I will switch to another Insurance.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Cannatti Has been caring for my family for a long time we are very happy with her care from him and I have recommended him to many people

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. James A. Cannatti, Jr. is an incredible physician. He is personable, concerned and professional when dealing with me. All physicians could learn much from him on how to treat patient(s). Thank you, Dr. Cannatti!!!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr Cannatti is always very thorough and listens to my concerns, I am very satisfied and know I'm in good hands with Dr Cannatti

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

good. I like talking to real person when scheduling and questions. doctor and assistant very thorough and take all time needed to answer questions. would recommend to friends and family

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Cannatti is an excellent doctor and takes time, listens, and having worked with him at Summa OR is an exceptional technician!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr. Cannati was great. Very personable and very professional. I appreciated his explanations throughout the process.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Good experience. Only waited a very short time to be seen. Dr answered questions . Would be good to have a family member to. Listen and if they had a question.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr. Cannatti is competent, cares, and explains everything.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr. Cannatti has always been my favorite so most of my family and friends see him already.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

I would say that Dr. C. is one of the best of the best. I have recommended others to him.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

I was very impressed with their protection techniques that they took against Covid. and I was very impressed with Dr cannatti

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Cannatti was very good about explaining my diagnosis.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Outstanding doctors care

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr. Cannatti is consistently pleasant, friendly & definitely concerned about my welfare. I am thankful for his years of caring for my eyes.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr. Cannatti and the entire staff were kind and considerate.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Dr Cannatii was excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr Cannati very thorough and friendly.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr. Canatti was thorough, caring and attentive to my questions, always trying to put me at ease and keeping my anxiety about my glaucoma to a minimum.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

As always, Dr. Canatti and staff are great!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr. Canatti is an excellent physician and human being. he is the only ophthalmologist I trust my eyes to!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Dr. Cannati is tops!!!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr. James Cannatti is a no-nonsense straightforward top tier professional whose presence in the industry continually raises the bar. He is, without exception, the best I've seen.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr Cannati and the whole team were excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

would recommend Dr Cannati

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

*Dr. Cannatti was very organized, pleasant, knowledgeable, caring. I am confident in his expertise.

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

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