In the 3.5 robe of eyes it says that you can cast certain spells on the robe to cause blindness. The specific wording is
A light or continual flame spell cast directly on a robe of eyes causes it to be blinded for 1d3 minutes. A daylight spell blinds it for 2d4 minutes.
A player is arguing that since it says "it" in the description then it's the robe that gets blinded and rendered useless, while I think it doesn't make sense since the robe is not a intelligent item and can't suffer such effects, so it's the character wearing it that gets blinded. While D&D 3.5 is not known for having the best worded rules, it seems weird to me that they would chose to write that the robe is blinded rather than write "the robe is rendered non functional for x minutes when you cast blah blah blah" if they meant that.
What's the correct interpretation?