Hi Kast! Yes, I taped my eyes for years and used an eye lubricant every night. Decompression surgery really helped, but I still had irritated eyes in the morning – that’s when I switched to the rolled-up cotton bandana. It just felt more comfortable to keep those eyes moist!
Now, finally after my two lid retractions – both eyes – I don’t have to tape, lube, or cover (ever again!?!)
You asked about silk pillows in an earlier post. I haven’t heard about them, but maybe someone else has tried them.