R. Star wrote:
But watches, boots and hyposprays can? Again, why are those acceptable but the eye isn't?
because an eye ball needs to process light into images and then relay those to the optical nerve which goes to the brain. It will constantly be working and performing tasks, it is "alive" in a sense. A pair of boots or a plate of pasta is much more simple
and as king daniel said, it's likely that a food replicator and a medical replicator are different. Just as a regular tricorder and medical tricorder are two different things. All of the medical equipment necessary to make the eyes was then destroyed with sickbay and the majority of deck 5