I do this will all my boys. I hate seeying the gunk in their eyes. I just pick it out. But I call it eye boogers.
Nacho and Orion will sometimes get some black crud in their noses, but I just pick that out too.
Frantic jumps up on the bathroom sink every morning for some lovin, get his eyes wiped off, and then I run the water for him to get a nice cold drink.