By our Smarty friends at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A.
For many of us, December is a season for gifts. Are you looking for safe toys for a young child? Do you know someone who’s hard of hearing or has trouble seeing? This year, the doctors at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. would like to share with you not only some of their gift recommendations, but some of their favorite gifts they’ve received over the years, too.
Andrew Antoszyk, MD – Eye – SouthPark and Statesville
What would I give to an older relative who is losing their hearing? Wireless headphones for the TV and listening to music.
What is the best gift I ever received? My wife saying yes to my proposal for marriage. 🙂
Kashyap Kansupada, MD – Eye – Belmont, Huntersville, and Pineville
My favorite safe toys for children would be walkie-talkies, Hot Wheels cars, a wooden Thomas the Tank Engine set, and the game Telestrations.
The best gift I received? My family.
Roy Lewis, MD – ENT – Mooresville
My favorite safe toy for a child is a basketball. We are in North Carolina.
For the relative that is losing their hearing, a hearing aid is the obvious answer. I love mine. Headphones for the TV can sometimes make a world of difference for peace in a home, too.
The best gift ever? My wife gave me some cool gear to go on an ice-climbing trip. That one stands out.
Nicole Rose, OD – Eye – SouthPark
Single-vision computer glasses or progressive glasses are good, if you know their prescription. Adding on blue-blockers would be a nice gift, since they can protect the eyes from harmful blue light emitted from electronics. Artificial tears would make a great gift as well, especially if they suffer from dry eyes!
Timothy Saunders, MD – Eye – SouthPark and Matthews
I recommend my wife Lisa G. Saunders’ new Christmas book for children, “From Stars to Stable.” It’s available on Amazon.com and at The Good News Shop, Park Road Books, and several other locations.
Nicholas Stowell, MD – ENT – Concord
I would say that the best gift you can give someone who may be losing their hearing is awareness that they aren’t hearing as well and may want to see an ENT specialist, so they can have a hearing test before any hearing loss effects their quality of life.
We hope these suggestions help you find some good gifts for your family and friends. Have a happy holiday!
To make an appointment with any of CEENTA’s Eye or ENT doctors, call 704-295-3000.