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 9/7/2018, 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

408 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2018

dr Cannatti is a wonderful doctor very thorough helpful

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Dr. Cannatti is extremely knowledgeable but gruff and often rude. Seems rushed. When he answers questions the answers are quite helpful. However, it's difficult to pose a question. He interrupts and doesn't seem interested in patients.,Debating whether to trust him with my cataract surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

I came to Dr. Cannatti for a second opinion for an eye procedure. He explained everything very well to me. I will change my eye care to him.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

Dr. Cannatti does an excellent job of answering my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

excellent Dr. Cannatti is great

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

I have seen Dr.Cannatti for several years. He has removed cataracts in both eyes. I have had a detached retina for which I was referred to a specialist and Dr Cannatti provided my follow up care. I trust him completely and have referred family and friends to his practice. I can't say enough good things about him!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

love Dr. Cannatti

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

I have seen Dr Cannatti for several years and have been very happy with him and his staff. He has operated on my eyes twice and I had no problems. Both times I had a very positive experience. I would recommend Dr Cannatti and his staff to anyone.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

The nurses and Dr. Cannatti were excellent. they did a thorough exam and told me exactly what was wrong

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

I have been a patient of Dr Cannatti for over 35 years and would follow him anywhere. that being said, Sr Cannatti is an outstanding physician that is an incredible asset to any organize.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

The providers followup was exceptional and included surgery scheduling information and corresponding documentation sent via phone and email...very efficient

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Doctor C is the best eye doctor in your system.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

I've been a patient of Dr. Cannatti for many years and have always received excellent care from him and his entire staff. I would also like to add that I like Cleveland Clinic's system of providing my health information to each doctor in the system that I see - very efficient as well as being beneficial to me as a patient.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

The eye doctor (Dr Cannati) has always been very patient with me. This last appointment he was in a hurry to get out of the office. Needless to say, he put drops in my eyes before I left, which he has never done before. I had a severe reaction to them and had to see an associate the next day who prescribed prescription drops for five days. I will no longer make an appointment with Dr Cannati. He beat me out of the office door!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

The Staff is both professional and polite. They are respectful of the patients needs. Dr Cannatti is top notch. I have seen him since he came to the practice and have always been totally satisfied. We live in Uniontown so the location and availability of the Green Office is excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

I credit Dr. Cannatti with helping me through a very difficult time with my eyesight problems. He is both very knowledgeable and empathetic to a patients problems and concerns. He is the only eye care physician I trust with my vision!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

I called two other ophthalmologists and could not get in until a month and 1/2. A friend suggested Dr Cannatti and I got in in just two day.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2018

We had to wait an hour after my dilation. We understand that this was not the doctor's fault but the Clinic's scheduling policies. Frustrating for both the doctor & patient!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

I have had only one visit thus far and experienced nothing in a negative manner - Dr. Cannati was very professional, pleasant, knowledgeable, and very forthright which I appreciate very much. He was able to quickly build a level of trust in this new patient.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

very good experience with the doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

over an hour waiting in exam room, this is the second time this has happened in 2 visits. I will not be seeing this doctor again for this reason otherwise he is a good doctor

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

I have been a patient of Dr. Cannatti's for nearly 20 years. He is a consummate professional and cares deeply about his patients. I would never see another provider for my eye care.

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