Dr. Mark James Cannon O.D., Optometrist
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Dr. Mark James Cannon O.D.


1906 Pike Place #8-b Seattle WA, 98101
Practice Philosophy

Traditional Medicine




Dr. Mark J. Cannon provides comprehensive eye exams, including diagnosing and treating eye disease. Dr. Mark prescribes glasses and contacts to improve vision and medicines to enhance eye health. Dr Cannon takes the time to get to know his patients and their eye history during the exam to serve their vision needs better. He completed his doctorate of optometry at Indiana University, earning the Dean's Scholar Award for academic excellence. Dr. Mark began practicing optometry in Seattle in 2010 and now runs Cannon EyeCare's two locations with his wife, Dr. Miranda Cannon. Their original location in Seattle's University Village has been open since 2015, and they opened their second eye clinic at Pike Place's Market Optical in 2022. The doctors at Cannon EyeCare focus on giving their patients the ability to see everything they need to see clearly and comfortably. Cannon EyeCare is where compassionate eye care meets leading-edge technology.


Dr. Mark J. Cannon was raised in Northwest Indiana, very near Chicago. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biology and Psychology.

Between undergrad and optometry school, Dr. Mark worked as a fisheries biologist in Alaska with the National Marine Fisheries Service, as a backpacking guide for troubled teens in Utah, and as a microbiologist at Baxter Pharmaceuticals.

He then attended Indiana University’s School of Optometry. During school, he served on mission trips to Guanajuato, Mexico and started a school cycling team that raised thousands of dollars for charity. He was also honored with a Dean Scholar’s Award that led to years of ophthalmic research while in school.

Dr. Mark J. Cannon has worked in a number of practices since moving to Seattle, and has gravitated toward full scope medical optometry. He spent a year as the staff optometrist in an ophthalmology practice in Kirkland, WA and three years in a 3-doctor medical group practice south of Seattle.

Education and Training

Indiana University in Bloomington B.S. in Biology and Psychology 1997

Indiana University’s School of Optometry O.D. 2010

Provider Details

Male English, Spanish 13 years of experience
Dr. Mark James Cannon O.D.
Dr. Mark James Cannon O.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • eye worm

    An eye itch that does not resolve with modern eye drops for allergies (such as Lastacaft or Pataday) is probably NOT an eye allergy. There are lots of things that can make your eye itch, including a bacterial overgrowth on the lids known as blepharitis and an infestation of mites (demodex) in your lash follicles. Either way, the next step is to present to your local eye doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Happy to see you personally at our Pike Place office if you're in the Seattle area READ MORE

  • My little brother's eye?

    Generally speaking it's OK to remove foreign matter from the eye unless it is embedded/ impaled. You are sweet to want to help your brother, but he should really be seen by an eye doctor pronto, even if you got the hair out. Sincerely, Dr. Mark Cannon, OD Cannon EyeCare (at Pike Place's Market Optical in Seattle) READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Dry Eye and eye lid issuesGlaucomaCornea & Contact Lens


  • Dean's Scholar's Award 2006 Indiana University School of Optometry 
  • Top Rated Eye Doctor in Seattle 2022 Three Best Rated (ThreeBestRated.com) 
  • Top Rated Eye Doctor in Seattle 2023 Three Best Rated (ThreeBestRated.com) 


  • Optometry
  • Dry Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts Evaluation
  • Uveitis
  • Retinal Detachment Evaluation
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Contact Lens Related Inflammation, Ulcers, And Infections
  • Allergic Eyes And “pink Eye”
  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism (distortion)
  • Presbyopia
  • Ambylopia
  • Contact Lense Fittings

Professional Memberships

  • American Optometric Association  
  • Optometric Physicians of Washington  
  • King County Optometric Society  

Dr. Mark James Cannon O.D.'s Practice location

Cannon EyeCare (at Pike Place's Market Optical)

1906 Pike Place #8-b -
Seattle, WA 98101
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New patients: 206-448-7739
Fax: 206-448-4924

Cannon EyeCare

2602 NE University Village St. Suite B -
Seattle, WA 98105
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New patients: 206-522-9323
Fax: 206-525-3841

Dr. Mark James Cannon O.D.'s reviews

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Patient Experience with Dr. Cannon


Based on 23 reviews

Dr. Mark James Cannon O.D. has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 23 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Optometrist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
  • Jessica g.

    A very complete exam and great information about my eye care.

  • Stefanie c.

    check it out!.

  • E. b.


  • Erik d.

    Great appointment.

  • Jodi s.

    Efficient & informative exam.

  • Tomoko s.

    Patient and thorough, friendly and professional.

  • S. m.

    Dr. Cannon was very nice and made me feel comfortable as a patient..

  • Sarah .

    Informative, friendly, and efficient. .

  • Andrew b.


  • P. h.

    Great Optometrist. .

  • Olivia b.

    He was very to the point, nice, and funny..

  • S. s.


  • David m.


  • Anonymous

    Excellent Care!.

  • Xiangbo m.

    Thorough Check with Lots of Useful Health Information.

  • Katie k.

    My whole experience was easy, pleasant, convenient and helpful! .

  • Anonymous

    Best service ever!.

  • Adrian b.

    Went well..

  • Paula s.

    Great to work with and a great contact lens coach !.

  • Anonymous

    Top of the charts.

  • A. y.

    Review for Dr Mark Cannon.

  • J. s.

    Top notch Optometrist in the U-District.

  • Seamus c.

    Top Shelf Service.

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