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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.

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

428 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

95 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Sadly, he is retiring. He has been a great doctor. I trusted him implicitly.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

I've known Jim since he was a resident. His and the staffs services have always been top notch. With his retirement your practice has lost a wonderful physician Hope one of the 3 he recommended will be equally as competent.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022


Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022


Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

I am going to miss Dr Canatti. He is great and caring towards his patients.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

I will miss Dr Cannatti when he retires-he is awesome

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

I will miss Dr. Cannatti. He is a very good doctor. He's very professional, friendly and very caring. God bless on your endeavors.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Dr. Cannatti is an excellent, caring doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

I have been a patient of Dr. Cannatti's for YEARS and he has ALWAYS treated me with kindness and respect.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Doctor will be missed after retirement!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Doctor Cannatti was a wonderful doctor and will be missed.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

Doctor keeps me informed about the situation.I'm thankful for that.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

The doctor was friendly, courteous and extremely thorough. Very experienced.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

I have been a patient at Summit Optmology (sp-?) for decades n/k/a Cleveland Clinic. Best eye doctors in this country.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

*Dr. Cannatti is an outstanding doctor, great and gentle personality. *Dr. Cannatti takes as much time as you need with him. Great staff.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

The best! My heart is broken that *Dr. Cannatti is retiring. He did give me x3 choices without him recommending. Doc is the BEST!!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

I would like to recommend this doctor but he is leaving a the end of the year.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

I'm very happy with the care Dr. Cannatti and his staff provided.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

We are sad that Dr. Cannatti is retiring, but wish him all the best. He has always been there for my husband and myself. We'll miss him.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr. Cannatti was very patient and concerned, and he took the time to explain everything to me about my situation

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

I would recommend Dr. Cannatti to everyone EXCEPT he informed me that he will be retiring soon. He has cared for my parents and myself for years and I am very happy for him but will miss him terribly. But I am sure Summit Ophthalmology has many fine eye doctors to turn to.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Liked Dr Cannatti as my Dr and wish him the best on his retirement. Enjoy

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Dr. Cannatti is retiring at year's end. I will very much miss his expertise, empathy, and caring! He will be leaving some very big shoes to fill. I went to Cleveland Clinic because of Dr. Cannatti. Not because I'm impressed with Cleveland Clinic. People go to great medical providers, not organizations. I hope his replacement is good. If not I will seek a different provider.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

I have been a patient of Dr. Cannattis for 24 years. He is a consummate professional and I am very sad to see him retire. You will not be able to replace him.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Love Dr. Cannatti, but he is retiring.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

Dr Canetti was so nice and explains everything so clearly will miss seeing him

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

I love Dr. Cannatti!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

My mother, my sister and I started with Dr Connatti prior to his move to his current location and have had the most present and professional experience with his services. I am so sorry to see him leave(glad for his retirement) will miss his personal interest in our health.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Am always grateful for the quality of care provided by Dr. James Cannatti.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Although Dr Cannatti is retiring by my next appointment. He will be missed very much. He Is wonderful in treatment and knowledge. Gave me recommendations for whom to go to on my next appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

It was a good experience always has been with Dr. Cannatti

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

I have been with Dr. Cannatti for years and he is a wonderful doctor and person. I will be so sorry to see him retire, but I am sure it is a well-deserved retirement.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr. Cannatti has been an excellent provider. I will miss him, but wish him the best in his retirement!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Dr. Cannatti always great

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr Cannatti is a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr. Cannati is always very thorough in his examination

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Dr. Cannatti is an excellent doctor and my wife and I will miss him.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

I will miss Dr. Cannatti very much!Excellent and caring physician

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Dr. Cannetti Is above excellent CONSISTENTLY!!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

It was a very good experience. Everyone who took care of me during the visit were very professional, and very kind. Dr. Cannatti has taken wonderful care of our eyes for about 20 years now, my husband and I will really miss him.

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 8, 2022

Great experience, very good doctor

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

I have been with Dr. James Cannatti and his team for years. We're close to the same age (I'm older) and we've always joked that we were growing up together! I could never have asked for a better ophthalmologist! I have many medical problems, including Type I diabetes, and Dr. Cannatti always took utmost care of my eyes, catching any changes that may have occurred. He explained his plan of action to me and has gotten me to a good place I feel comfortable being. I will truly miss him as he retires, but I've been so blessed to have been cared for by such a wonderful, caring doctor! Now it's his turn to enjoy a new Journey!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

I love the care I've always received from Dr. James Cannatti and his special nurse and team. I can't imagine going any where else!

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 31, 2022

Love the genuine care he provides. Sure you can't keep him from retiring. Lol

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.

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