Green’s Dictionary of Slang

four-eyes n.

1. spectacles.

[UK]Egan Finish to the Adventures of Tom and Jerry (1889) 309: Likewise to Jerry Hawthorn, Esq., I bequeath my four-eyes, my barnacles, my green-specs, but, amongst, opticians, denominated spectacles.
[Aus]Stephens & O’Brien Materials for a Dict. of Aus. Sl. [unpub. ms.].

2. one who wears glasses; also with overtones of distrust of anyone ‘intellectual’.

[[UK]Mercurius Fumigosus 60 11-18 July 7: An old Usurers maid [...] took the ambition on her to ascend a Peartree, the fruit of which Tree, the Covetous muck-worme her Master, with his four Eyes, had been telling every Day since May; he comming in, missing his Maide, presently harboured a suspition of his Pear-tree, and with his staffe in one hand and his Spectacles in the other, presently run under the Pear-tree, but the maide perceiving him comming, took up her Coats, smock and all, and turn'd them over her head, because he should not know her, but after her had erected his Four Eyes at that beautifull Object, her blinde Cheeks, he was much amazed at the sight.
[US]Whip & Satirist of NY & Brooklyn (NY) 23 July n.p.: the whip wants to know [...] is he going to marry four eyes .
[Aus]G.C. Mundy Our Antipodes II 372: An engineering officer [...] known to the natives by the nickname of ‘Four-eyes,’ on account of his spectacles.
[UK]Sl. Dict.
[UK]C. Hindley Vocab. and Gloss. in True Hist. of Tom and Jerry 175: Four Eyes. The man and the spectacles.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 17 Aug. 14/1: As old Colonel Four-eyes said, you were the most infernal pig-and-spud thief in the whole army.
[US]A. Berkman Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (1926) 190: What you grinnin’ for, Four Eyes?
[Aus]M. Garahan Stiffs 20: Garn, four eyes!
[US]J.T. Farrell Gas-House McGinty 169: Well, ain’t you a wise four-eyes!
[US]N. Algren Neon Wilderness (1986) 130: One double-shot comin’ up, Four-Eyes.
[Aus]Sun. Herald (Sydney) 10 Sept. 3s/2: Within a mater of weeks they’re ‘Stinker’ or ‘Dill-brain’ or ‘Four Eyes’ to somebody.
[UK]I. & P. Opie Lore and Lang. of Schoolchildren (1977) 192: A girl or boy with spectacles is known as ‘Four-eyes’. [...] In New Zealand boys chant: ‘Four eyes, four eyes, Glass eyes, bye byes!’.
[US]L. Bruce Essential Lenny Bruce 168: Even the so-called nice guys / Called us four-eyes.
[US]L. Rosten Dear ‘Herm’ 15: We used to call him ‘4-eyes’ on account of his wearing glasses all the time.
[UK]M. Amis London Fields 50: An adoring baldy or four-eyes – some wally, wimp, nerd or narna – might be sleeping on the chair.
[Scot]I. Welsh Glue 40: She’s wearin they gold-rimmed glasses [...] — Awright four-eyes, ah goes.
[US]T. Pluck Bad Boy Boogie [ebook] A little smart-assed four-eyes named Alfonse.
‘Andy Capp’ [cartoon] in Standard Speaker (Hazelton, PA) 13 Jan. Q3/3: ‘I’m sick of him insulting my customers [...] Calling people “Four Eyes”’.

In phrases

make four eyes (v.)

(W.I.) of two people, to gaze at one another, to meet.

[WI]L.E. Adams Jam. Patois 49: Long time we no mek four-yai.
[UK]P. Baker Blood Posse 297: His eyes made four with mine. [Ibid.] 341: My eyes made four with a blue-eyed white man.