Like most lure attributes, eyes matter when they matter, and they don’t when they don’t. The first part of the equation is naturally what the lure is trying to mimic. Is it a minnow, is it a crawfish, is it unclear to all parties invloved? Many soft plastics don’t get manufactured with eyes, and furthermore, the ones that do tend to look a little hokey if you ask me. I’ll argue that a plain green pumpkin, watermelon, or smoke dropshot plastic of the same size and shape, but with no eyes, will do just as good or better of a job of catching fish, even in super-clear water. I have never noticed a difference between eyed and blind soft plastics, especially finesse baits. The same cannot be said of other lure styles.