So a friend sent me a screen capture from One Life to Live, the Dec. 1, 2008 episode, where one of the toddlers has glasses. It’s a grainy picture, but you can make them out. (Many thanks to Wendy for seeing this, thinking of us, and sharing a screencap).
The character (for anyone who’s wondering) is Sam “Tommy” Manning, played by twins Jacob Cook and Luke Kendler Clodfelter. As I don’t watch the show, I have no idea if the glasses are ever mentioned, my friend didn’t remember anything and thinks they’re new. From the cast picture (linked above), it kind of looks like at least one of the twins might have strabismus or amblyopia, though it’s hard to tell, and I hate when people try to diagnose from afar, so I’ll stop.
Is this the first instance of a non-kid’s show having a young child in glasses? I’m trying to think back to any shows with kids in glasses, and I certainly can’t think of any that young. Well, honestly, I can’t think of any at all, but I’ve only had a couple sips of coffee so far this morning.