good old H2O
My lids have also been stuck to my eyes in the morning. It's a miserable condition and I'm sorry you have to deal with it. I'd like to suggest a simple way to ease your eyes open in the morning. I keep a small glass of filtered water on the nightstand next to my bed. When I awaken - and before opening my eyes - , I dip my fingers in the water and moisten the base of my eyelashes; a little water seeps into my eyes. I can then gently open my eyes without fear of an erosion.
It took a little 'training' to keep my eyes closed while farbling around for the cup of water but in about a week I was a pro. I've been doing this for years. There are many, many mornings now that I do not need to moisten my eyelids before opening my eyes but I would not dream of going to bed without a cup of water by my side.
"People may not always remember exactly what you said or what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel." ~ Unknown