Update - YAY, after two more phone calls, I finally got my acceptance letter from the Lions Club to get my eye exam and lenses. I will add more details in my frugal living forum on how this is exactly working.
I think the pink eye is done, but am not certain it's completely gone. I do wake up still with more crusties than i am used to, but it seems mostly gone.
The cats are still sneezing away, but they don't have their third eyelids exposed anymore. My vet told me they might not really get completely over it until this summer. But then they should have all the antibodies they need against future incursions.
So, next - the eye exam!