Take it slow. I'm not a certified trainer, and I am not a great shot, and I certainly did NOT stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but here's what I tell my friends. The recoil will happen. There's no way around it. Its a given. Don't even think about it. Don't try to stop it. It is something that will happen whether you want it to happen or not.So think about what you will do after the recoil. With proper form, it will be easy to be set again. Your hands willbe moved by the recoil, but correct form makes your body like a spring. It will want to come back to neutral.Are you using isometric tension? Correct handgrip? Correct stance? Breathing normally? Concentrating on that frontsight? It will take a bit of time, but when you can answer all these questions with a definite "Yes", your shooting will improve.
As far as both eyes open, no idea what a good way is. I practiced by aiming with one eye closed, opening it, while still trying "see" the sight picture of looks through the sights with one eye closed. Took some getting used to, comparing the different images you see and figuring out which one is the correct one.