In Psychology, 'Sensation vs Perception' seems to define Sensation as 'the passive process of recollecting information through the senses', while perceiving is 'the active process of interpreting and storing the information received'. 'Seeing' is usually seen as a sensation and 'observing' as a perception, so in that sense it could be said that 'eyes see'.
On the other hand, it is impossible to make any sense out of what our eyes see without a visual cortex. In this sense, 'eyes don't see'. An interesting experiment took place a while back, where a blind patient went to visit a doctor. He, however, was not blind because his eyes didn't work, but because his visual cortex was damaged. The doctor got a pen, and told the patient to tell him how the pen was moving. The patient argued that he was blind ('How was he supposed to know?') but the doctor insisted on him following his intuition. The patient guessed correctly each time.
Eventually, it was discovered that this happened because the visual cortex is divided into two parts, one used for recognition of objects and the other for their motion.
So, it all comes down to what you define as 'see'.