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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

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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 8/31/2021, 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

608 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 Nov 9, 2021

Technician very good. Very thoroughDoctor very hood

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 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

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

I will miss Dr. Cannatti when he does retire.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Cannatti have always been professional and helpful whenever I came to the office.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Cannati very kind and patient

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Made an appt for a retina DR. However the Dr. I saw was not a retina specialist

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr. Is Terrific!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

The doctor was great. All the other very goods were the result of the care he provides

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr Cannatti is awesome!!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr Cannatti is the gold standard of the caring, competent physician. Quite simply, he is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Seen by Dr. Keller for this visit

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Friendly staff full confidence in doctor

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr Cannatti has the best "bed-side" of any Dr I have ever had...

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr Cannatti is always very professional and takes his time to explain everything.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

The doctor is always at the of game. I am very pleased .

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Cannati and staff are excellent!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Everything went perfect. I was a walk-in and they were able to let me see the doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Prompt, eased my few of serious eye damaged. Very personable Doctor, you feel at ease with Him.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Field of vision technician was friendly and competent explaining procedure. Also Dr. Cannatti is very friendly and thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr. Cannatti is a very caring person who explains everything in terms you understand.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

The staff is always professional. I had surgery and called on a Sunday with a problem the on call doctor returned call immediately and the staff called early next morning to schedule

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr Cannatti is a wonderful physician. He is very kind and methodical. Explaining in detail all the aspects of surgery and insures you understand

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr. Cannati had very bad news concerning my Macular Degeneration at this visit. He handled it with gentle compassion. I will recommend him as before to other people for his skills as a doctor and surgeon.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr Cannatti really listens and is always precise with the information he provides

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

I have been going to Dr Cannatti for many years and have recommended him to my family and friends

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Great doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

I trust and respect Dr.Cannatti more than any person I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

excellent doctor ... very pleased

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

my previous eye doctor retired and I needed a new one. I was extremely worried when getting a new doctor, however my fears have been calmed by Dr Cannatti. He listens and calms my fears and tells me in terms I can understand what is happening with my eyes and how we are going to treat them together.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

I have always felt comfortable and although nervous knew I could trust the nurses and doctor with my eyes at the Green branch eye care

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 13, 2021

Had a questionable experience on the weekend after having laser treatment! They were prompt and extremely wonderful in seeing to my problem! I am very pleased with the business and Dr. Cannatti!!

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 Dec 2, 2020

always very good dr Cannatti is wonderful

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.

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