My right eye feels sticky with some eye crust this morning. What about trying an OTC eye wash?

Reasonable. You can also use dilute baby shampoo (mix 5 parts water to 1 part baby shampoo) to make a gentle cleanser. A hot compress before washing will help loosen any adherent crusting. Danger signs would be decreased vision, pain or significant discharge that reaccumulates after you've washed -- see an eye doctor if these occur or your symptoms continue to persist.