I think the eye closing problem is very common to people who has Lamellar. My son had difficulty closing his eyes since the day he was born. When he was a baby we used to use wet gauze over his eyelid and cover his eyes the whole night. After a while right before he goes to bed we moisten his face and carefully put Aquaphore or Vasline around his eyes and put PM Refresher eye ointment in his eyes which helps him moisten through out the night. It seem helping him close his eyes at night. His doctor even commented that his eye looks very good. Even though my son is only 4 I think this method works very well for older people too. The other thing is moisten all around the forehead and push the skin down toward the eye in the form of massging.