Can't select eye whites?

I’m having trouble selecting the eye whites for my character. I have optimized the eye and when I use the cutter and marquee it, nothing happens. Any ideas? It’s as if it isn’t there. Also when I use the select tool it will select the eye white.

A rapid and effortless way to create eyes stand out and look sultry is to lighten them by changing their blend mode to Screen.

Im having the same problem…its as if it selects what it wants to select…so much for the Alt button.

Did you ever figure it out?