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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

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Vision Screening
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract and Intraocular Lens Implantation in Cataract Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters And Flashes
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Presbyopia
  • Red Eye
  • Refractive Errors
View all 14 Specialties +


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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 College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

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


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for James Cannatti, Jr., MD.

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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 9/6/2022, 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

508 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

84 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr. James Cannatti has been a wonderful doctor, he will be missed after he retires!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

The appointment was a very positive experience. I always look forward to my visits. Dr Cannatti and his staff are Professional, Polite and Patient Friendly.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Would recommend while Dr Cannati is there, will see after he retires.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

I have already recommended Dr. Canatti to two friends and they are very happy with him.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr Cannatti explained any changes, provided options for new doctor. Always leave Dr Cannatti understanding my current eye health status. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and thorough. Medical assistant was kind and thorough also.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Extremely pleased with ALL ASPECTS of Dr. Cannatti's practice!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Always a great experience and top shelf care. Bravo dr Canatti!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

I've always had a good experience with this care provider.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Dr. Cannot to is just the best: informative, professional, kind.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

I WOULD recommend Dr. Cannatti but I understand he is retiring.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

The Cole Eye Center is terrific. Dr. Cannati is A+

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dr. Cannatti is the very best!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr. Cannatti is always very thorough and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr. Canatti was very concerned about something on my eye that can precede a stroke. He made sure that I had a Stroke workup THAT day, and his receptionist made it happen.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Has been my eye doctor for 8 years. I trust and respect him. The best!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

I love Dr Cannatti. I will miss him so much when he retires.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr Cannatti went above and beyond for my issue and was responsive and communicative with my rheumatologist. Things moved very quickly and I felt that he cared about my condition and truly wanted to help me get it resolved.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

My experience with this doctor and Cleveland Clinic has been excellent

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022


Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr Connetti was excellent! Very professional, as well as caring.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Excellent doctor so sorry he will be retiring.Hope you have a good replacement.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

I will be sorry to see Dr Cannatti regire. He was my provider for over 30 years. He will be missed

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

The providers were all very informative and respectful. The doctor did his exam then explained his findings and answered my questions. .

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr. Cannatti has been the best.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Dr. Cannatti is a very caring physician.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

The Doctor was very thorough and helpful. He explained the examination well and answered all my questions. I could not have asked for better medical services.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Very skilled people from desk to Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

I have already recommended Dr. Cannotti to friends

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

I will miss not having Dr. Canatti as my eye doctor. He is an exceptional doctor. I wish him the best in his retirement. Having more time for himself, and with family is well deserved. Enjoy!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

I will miss Dr. Cannatti's professional and competent care.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

I am going to miss Dr. Cannati. Wishing him the best in retirement!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

I will miss Dr Cannetti very much. Best eye doc ever for my husband and myself. He diagnosed our problems with strokes which was well above care of an eye doctor

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Dr. Cannatti is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Knowing the Doctor will soon retire is sad because he is the best around but still very happy for him.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Great doctor! He shouldn't retire so soon!

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

I've always had a great experience with Dr. Cannatti. He and his office have been nothing short of amazing.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr. Cannati is an excellent physician! Professional, knowledgeable and compassionate!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr. Cannatti far exceeds all of the priorities and concerns of the above questions in this survey. I have the utmost trust in his diagnosis and treatment of my eye care.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr. Cannatti, is a very caring person I will be sad when he retires.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

I have great comfort knowing I am in the skill-full hands for Dr. Jim Cannatti

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr. Cannati demonstrated true concern about my presenting complaint and went the extra mile to get me arranged for follow-up with the appropriate specialist. Thank you!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr Cannatti always takes the time to go explain and listen

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr Cannatti Staff is prompt, professional and patient supportive.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Doctor Cannatti is the best

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr Cannatti is the best!!!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

As always Dr Cannatti is amazing!!!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr Cannotti has taken care of my family and myself for over 25 year. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and a wonderful surgeon. He is a great addition to Summit Opthalmalogy it will be truly missed his retirement

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Great physician, nice and skilled staff.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr Cannatti has always been very caring, personable and helpful. He came up with a solution to an issue I've been having over the past yr which has made a huge difference in my eyesight while driving I'll def miss him when he retires this yr

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

I'm always happy with Dr. Cannatti and staff.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

I have been a patient of this practice since the mid 1970's and have never had a problem. I was sad to learn Dr. Cannati is retiring at the end of the year but I have confidence in all of your doctors.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr. Cannatti is personable, efficient, explains very well treatments and diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Doctor C has always been kind and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

The Provider Dr. Modlo was super. He was extremely thorough, caring, personable, and very knowledgeable. It was my first visit to Dr. Modlo, and I will continue to retain his services for all future needs.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

I have seen several doctors at the Cole Eye Institute and they are tops in my opinion

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

*Dr. Cannatti is excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Dr. Cannatti is always very thorough and kind and makes me feel like he is concerned for my well-being.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Really liked the doctor

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Love Dr. Canatti!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Dr. Cannatti is always extremely nice and professional. He always answers my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr Cannatti is the best

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Been going to Dr Canatti for some time now and feel very comfortable and confident during appointment and being in his care.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr. Cannatti is a very good Dr. He explains well what is going on with your eyes. He makes you feel very comfortable. I just love him.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr.canatti is the best there is.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr. Cannotti is a great doctor

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

I had a wonderful experience at the coles eye center. Dr cannati was awesome. He is very thorough and explains everything he is doing.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

I've already recommended Dr Cannatti to two people who both have become patients

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Technician very good. Very thoroughDoctor very hood

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Love Dr. Cannatti

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Cannatti and his staff have always been the best. I've seen him since he went into practice and always recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

All staff was very pleasant and courteous. Dr. Canetti as very explanatory.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Best "bedside manner" of any Dr I know

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Cannatti is always very caring, personable, and explains everything very carefully.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Every person I have dealt with has been extremely kind, as my specialist retired and I needed a new specialist for my eyes. My previous Dr., Dr. Yeager gave me 4 Drs. To choose from, and I am most pleased that I choose Dr. Cannatti, he is fabulous and very caring. The staff at the Green branch are all extremely kind, no rushing you through and understand when you are nervous concerning your vision.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

I have total trust and respect for Dr. Cannatti

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Cannatti for more than ten years. I have total confidence in his outstanding care of me as his patient. Through the years, I've had a few problems. Every time I was immediately called back and, if necessary, had an exam scheduled. Any problems were thoroughly explained and a plan to resolve the problem and any concerns I had were always addressed. He also always informed my Family Doctor of my status. I'm also sure, that if Dr. Cannatti feels I need to see a Specialist for further treatment, he would recommend one.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr. Cannatti is one of my trusted physicians. He remembers what was discussed previously and speaks clearly. I know what to look out for and how to react if something occurs. He's conservative in the best way and that matches my approach to my own healthcare. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Polite staff, nice office space. Dr Cannati and staff explained treatment

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Great manners from Dr cannetti. Ease to talk and listen to him

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr. Cannatti knows his stuff. He is very competent, and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Cannatti is always the best

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr cannabis is very professional and explains things to me

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr Cannatti answered all my questions, and worked with me to figure out what prescription will be best for my hiking eyeglasses. His exam was very thorough, and l am totally happy with the care he provides. This appointment was a follow up, to his surgeries on my eyes, which restored my vision!!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr. Cannati is always very professional, informative, and courteous

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