Vision – our most important sense
Our eyes provide us with more than 80 per cent of all information about our environment, making vision the most important sense. The level of eyesight, also known as visual acuity, of a healthy eye is around 100 per cent at birth. To pass the eye test for a driver’s licence, visual acuity of at least 70 per cent is required. With a healthy diet and life style our eyesight can be preserved for a long time, while aids such as glasses, contact lenses or surgery help to reinstate it. There are life circumstances in which the additional intake of vitamin and micronutrient supplements is beneficial to support the eyesight.