I think you'll find that's the other way around; our eye sight is pretty poor and limited - good for tracking animals to hunt and to jump between trees, pretty poor otherwise.
True... Another fun fact is bandwidth. You only see one octave of electromagnetic waves, but can hear about ten octaves of sound.
Which makes it even stranger most people seem to be dominated by visual stimuli... but it seems they are from many studies.
(here's one I happened to find: http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/research/vr/Projects/PRESENCCIA/Public/presenccia_pub/sharedDocuments/presenccia_publications/Publications/wp5/technion/7.pdf , although this one seems to find that when you do more complicated tests the visual dominance is less pronounced)