I can no longer use drops, ointments or gels, but the TranquilEyes moisture goggles are a wonderful thing to have. I found them through this forum, which directed me to The Dry Eye Zone.
The goggles look bulky, but are soft, and i have no trouble sleeping in them. I have not so much as had lids firmly glued together in the mornings, much less lids glued to eyeballs, since I started using them. I have also used them when on long drives and it's hubby's turn behind the wheel. I can get some eye rest, listen to an audiobook, and keep the car heat or a/c out of my eyes with them. I'm sure I look interesting to passing cars, especially since mine are purple! But they help tremendously.
I also found a pure water eye mist through the Dry Eye Zone, which I can use. The problem with the other eye products is that my eyes have gotten so dry that when I use them my eyes immediately soak up the water content, and leave the solutes to crystalize on my eyes. Then those little crystals sit there and cut my eyes up. It'e like having sand in my eyes. Or fiberglass. But between the goggles and the mist, I'm doing quite well. I'd never have found them if it weren't for this group.