Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Akron
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations 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 9/26/2019, 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

223 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 4.8

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

doctor has horrible bedside manner. appointment was for 1045am and they stuck me in a dark closed room alone for 40 minutes before he saw me. when he did see me, he rushed me out the door, kept interrupting me when I had questions, and talked down to me. I will never see this doctor again.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

I have been going to Dr. Canatti for many years and wouldn't consider anyone else,

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

At first, I was stunned about the conservative style of Dr. Connatti, but learned to appreciate his style and concern about a great outcome for his patients after surgery!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Very appreciative of Dr. Connatti's conservative style for a good outcome!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Cannatti is a very caring and respectful doctor. I would never want to see any other eye physician.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Good doctor - tells it like it is and offers solutions.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

already recommended Dr Cannatti to several of my friends.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr Cannatti is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Everyone in office is exceptionally polite and kind. Dr. Cannatti explains my situation to me so I can understand him.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

I always recommend Dr. James Cannatti. He is a great Eye Doctor who really cares about you and really explains everything.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Jackie, at Reception, was extrmely pleasant, cordial and helpful in putting us at ease and scheduling my appointment, which was important to me as this was my very first eye exam. Dr. Cannati and his staff were all very professional and took time explaining the whole process and answeing any questions that I or my husband had. I would gladly refer any of my friends or family to consult with their office.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr. Cannati addressed issues relating to my family's history of eye conditions and assured me of contued monitoring in the future, which helped put my mind at ease.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Dr Cannatti's insistence and scheduling of my follow up appt with a retinal surgeon within days was instrumental in preserving my vision.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

dr.cannatti is wonderful

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr Cannatti has the best "bedside manners" of any Dr I know. He listens, he answers. he double checks to make sure you understand.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

this was my first time meeting the dr. I loved him!! he was very friendly and listened very well!!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Cannatti is always the consummate professional and he always takes the time to answer my many questions. I often recommend him to others looking for an ophthalmologist, and the folks I refer have been impressed with him, as well. Keep up the good work, Doc!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

the doctor spoke way to fast and barely made eye contact, I though Cleveland clinic focused on see me as a person

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

excellent explanation. doctor eased my mind

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr. Cannatti for a long time his expertise and caring manner are excellent which I appreciate. I trust him in the care of my eyes !

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

The Dr. was very careful and thorough. He inspired trust in his evaluation of my issue.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

I always recommend *Dr. Cannatti to others. We absolutely love him. He takes care of three generations of my family.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019

Dr. Connatii is an excellent physician and explains things thoroughly

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