Poor eyesight (well, heading that way) and open sights

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And here is the fellow who I use. I find his "Sharp Site" tinted lenses particularly helpful. http://rxsportoptics.com/shooting.html

This is merely to provide some ideas regarding options. I suspect that the OP can find someone closer to home.
 

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I have an old Winchester lever gun that has buckhorn style sights that I didn't want to mess with so I took a bright white flat paint for the front sight and put a bright red pen point dot at the base of the center of the back sight and my eyes pick it up well while focusing on the front sight. I just sprayed a Q-tip and for the front and then a tooth pick on the back. Made low light much better too and if you don't like it or the color combo a Q-tip, thinner and 15 seconds and it's gone.
 

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I have an old Winchester lever gun that has buckhorn style sights that I didn't want to mess with so I took a bright white flat paint for the front sight and put a bright red pen point dot at the base of the center of the back sight and my eyes pick it up well while focusing on the front sight. I just sprayed a Q-tip and for the front and then a tooth pick on the back. Made low light much better too and if you don't like it or the color combo a Q-tip, thinner and 15 seconds and it's gone.
I had a rifle with buck horn sight. I used a deemed tool to cut the horns off then ground the sides into a shallow V. Now I can see the animal and it works much better especially on moving shots.
 

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Suggest you shoot when using corrective lenses
Great open sights / fine
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I’m not great sunlight you may not place a merciful shot
 

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If you wish to stick with traditional iron sights, Longwalker has offered a good solution above. Try a large aperture "ghost ring" rear with whatever type sight your eyes can pick up best out front. This way you don't need to focus on the rear sight. I just did this with an 1886 Winchester and can't believe the improvement. After that, I didn't need to do anything with the tiny bead front sight that came on the rifle.
 

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