Jesus had a deep affection for blind guys.
That may be an over-generalization, it may be reading too much into the biblical text. What would be more accurate is that he healed several. Sometimes he touched them. Sometimes he spit on the ground to make mud and rubbed it on their eyes. Sometimes he said “see”.
In several ways, he let people see.
It must be scary to not be able to see and to orient your whole life to surviving, and then to suddenly see. Do you ever get lost and close your eyes so you can find your way? Do you ever close your eyes so you can remember a voice or a scent?
Said that way, it sounds almost romantic to have no sight. Except for the fact that everyone Jesus healed asked for him to heal them. They wanted change. They longed for change. Some people literally begged him to change them.
So when Jesus read from the prophet Isaiah that “He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind,” he was talking about having good news for some people who were desperate for it.
Some people think they can see and are confused. Some people are sure they can’t. Both need Jesus. The ones who are sure they’re blind often end up seeing Him.
(From Luke 4:14-30)