Jerry, don't feel alone. You are not alone.
Originally Posted by Jerry1985
Since that time I've felt like that mainly in the top left hand side of my left eye *under the eyelid* feel a bit gunky, congested, sticky and gritty *
This might be from clogged glands in your eyelid. You might want to use warm compresses to clean your lids.
But I can't explain your odd visual disturbances. When my eyes are terribly dry (most of the time), my vision does get blurry because of the lack of tears. Tears change the way that your eyes reflect light. A lack of tears could cause your corneas not to reflect light properly.
Has anyone ever dilated your eyes and checked your Retinas? If you are seeing images, that might not be from dry eyes.