some good points especially about the infections. I have been using a clean wash cloth which is easy to replace and wash. I have problems with the oil based drops or ointment, they ALWAYS cause me more eye discomfort and blurriness that goes on and on. So I stick with Refresh Plus in the vials, which works best for me.
Although I'm in CA, not Florida, it's been plenty hot here and I also sleep with a fan blowing so that's probably contributing to the dryness issue.
I don't think my husband would even blink an eye if I had a "scuba mask" on in bed. He's seen it all after 18 years: