Stay away from cotton balls as the tiny little particles can get stuck in the eye. Instead, do what others have suggested but have a stack of soft facecloths handy for the compresses and never use the same one twice just in case it is an infection. As soon as one is used, into the washer it should go. Just my two cents worth......
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand and strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!
Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see
Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.