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

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 School - Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH USA

Medical School - 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

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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

I have been going to Dr. Cannatti for er 30 years. l owe my eye sight to him. He's a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

Dr. Cannatti has about the best patient communication skills that I've seen. As a resident physician, I hope to employ some of the techniques he uses when talking to me as a patient to better communicate with my own patients.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

I got an appt the next morning! The Dr was great very easy to talk to! The office staff was very courteous!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

I have been a patient of Dr. Cannatti's for over 20 years. He has always taken the utmost care of my vision and disease of the eye. He and his staff have always been courteous, respectful, and kind. I am very happy that he is ow part of the Cleveland Clinic so that he has access to all my records. I have always highly recommended him and his practice.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

I am always informed if there will be a delay. Dr. Cannatti personally tells me after each visit how long I should expect to be there at my next visit.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

would highly recommend Dr Cannati, took time with me, I've gone to another eye center but glad I changed to him

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

The visit to this office was a totally professional and courteous experience.Dr. Cannatti is an exceptionally fine doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

this was my first visit and my experience was excellent! The staff from the receptionist to the doctor we're very knowledgeable and professional. Very friendly as well.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2018

Excellent service but Dr.Cannati could be a little less clinical, a little more compassionate.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2018

Dr Cannatti is truly great. Thorough and fact based.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2018

Dr Cannatti is super friendly A great professional always!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018


Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018

Always a printed followup

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2017

He was not aware of what was previously written for my prescriptions. Poor note taking.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

Dr. Cannatti is a professional, thorough, excellent doctor.

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