Seeing through glass = non-crystalline?

In Uncle Cecil’s old (1982) column on how come you can see through glass?, the Master wrote:

Ah, but then, why can I see through a diamond? Diamonds do have a regular crystalline lattice.

The randomness or not of the structure isn’t why glass is transparant, it’s all the other stuff he mentioned in the last paragraph. Transparent crystals (like diamond) are more clear than random materials like glass. That randomness leads to scattering in the material. It’s not noticeable in a thin sheet of glass, but if you had a much thicker amount, you’d notice things become hazy. In a uniform crystal, you won’t get that hazy effect no matter what the transmission distance.