Some photo subjects canâ€™t take the pre-flash burst of light thatâ€™s intended to eliminate red eye in photos â€“ babies and pets, for instance â€“ and they always end up with closed eyes in their photos.
CNET has a useful answer to this in their “Ask the Editor Q&A“. Mary Lojkine says you can first try to turn off the cameraâ€™s red eye reduction mode for the flash. If that doesnâ€™t help, she says, you need to find a camera that can take photos in low light situations without using flash, and there are two options here.
The first option is to use a camera with image stabilization; the second one is to find a camera with higher ISO settings. Read the full Q&A here.