Having worn glasses most of my life I have always thought that I understood the importance of sight. Earlier in my life I worked with a program for the blind - reading the newspaper and books onto tape, etc. The value of my sight has always been a BIG thing in my life.
But then there is the other side of 'sight' -- the use of what you actually have, to SEE everything around you. How often have I gotten involved in the task of the day or a problem I was trying to solve and all these sights are passing in front of my eyes but I'm not really seeing them. I'm more interested in the destination than in the view along the way.
I am thankful for my physical sight and just as I have to use glasses everyday -- perhaps I need to pay more attention to what is around me. Using my sight to see the tiniest bud bloom or the bird far up in the tree, or the face in front of me without distraction -- now that is a real sense of sight.
"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." - Helen Keller