No, it has to do with the spiritual blindness of His disciples. We have to look at the context surrounding this miracle. Christ had just told His disciples to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees (Mark 8:15), and the disciples immediately begin thinking He was speaking literally of bread and food. Christ became exasperated with them (vs. 17-21) and made a point about the pieces of bread left over from the feeding of the five thousand and four thousand.
The two-stage miracle recorded in Mark chap. 8 was a demonstration for His disciples who were being slow to see - understand. Christ had brought the man outside the village, away from the unbelievers in Bethsaida. The only ones witnessing this miracle were those believers who had brought their friend to Jesus, and His disciples. He was making a point to His disciples.
The key to this miracle is in vs. 18:
" Having eyes, do ye not see? and having ears, do ye not hear? and do ye not remember?" (YLT)
Excerpt from "The Healing of a Blind Man" by Kelly R. Iverson:
"As Mark’s story unfolds, the clarity of the divine plan develops. However, Mark reveals Jesus’ fate from the early stages of the narrative (Mark 2:20, Mark 3:6, Mark 3:19). The irony is that while the audience becomes aware that Jesus must die, the disciples remain confused or at times directly opposed to the notion of a crucified Messiah.
The tension between Jesus’ teaching and the disciples’ misunderstanding is an undercurrent of the narrative that is never resolved. To emphasize the disciples’ lack of understanding, Mark uses a number of techniques to expose their inadequacies. For example, Mark sometimes employs a character’s physical condition (such as imperfect sight or hearing) to symbolize a broader theological concept. In particular, during Mark’s “way section,” blindness functions as a metaphor for the disciples’ lack of understanding. This relationship is made explicit by Jesus’ own words in the scene immediately before the two-stage healing: “do you still not perceive or understand?…Do you have eyes, and fail to see?” (Mark 8:17-18).
In view of these connections, many scholars argue that the two-stage healing provides implicit commentary on the disciples’ spiritual blindness. Their confusion about the mission and identity of Jesus, as well as their own role within the kingdom, indicates that, like the blind man, their vision is still partial. Though called to be with Jesus (Mark 3:14) and invested with the mysteries of the kingdom (Mark 4:11-12), the disciples are in need of a second touch." Source: BibleOdyssey
The disciples had a hard time understanding the spiritual things of salvation and the kingdom. They were learning they had to get past the carnal nature of man to see the spiritual bread of life that is Christ (John 6:48).