Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
There are a number of choices other then surgery. You can have them "plucked" which, of course, has to be repeated. You can also have the lashes cauterized or burned with a laser, which sometimes has to be repeated but often works for a while.
If the issue is that your eyelids are turning in (entropian) rather then just misdirected lashes, then correcting the underlying lid pathology (with surgery) is the best way to do.
Does this make sense to you?