Wind, sun, dust and weather don’t always play nice. Sometimes it causes blinks, squints and other facial contortions to interfere with the look of the photo. Near the end of a session makeup, hair and other factors were not all working well either. Portrait Pro helped with a “digital makeup” fix but to fix the eyes I jumped out of Lightroom to Photoshop(Elements can also work for this edit). Here is a quick fix that sometimes works for certain photos.
This is a closeup screenshot of before and after Portrait Pro processing. Portrait Pro actually has a modifier to adjust eye size/opening but could not make a significant improvement. The skin is a little over smoothed but a little blending can fix that and it doesn’t look as obvious when viewed at print size.
After positioning over her right eye, a mask was added to the layer and the layer was blended to match the surrounding features.The “catchlight” was then cloned to the opposite side to match her left eye.