Mr Almeida qualified in Portugal as a doctor and as an ophthalmology specialist. He complemented his training with subspecialist training in medical retina and uveitis in Germany, Brazil and the UK. His NHS practice is based in the Eye, Ear and Mouth Unit in Maidstone Hospital. He also conducts outreach clinics in Medway Maritime Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
He also sees patients at BMI Goring Hall Hospital. Mr Almeida is the Trust's Diabetic Retinal Lead and is one of their surgical and clinical trainers, teaching all grades of doctors in retinal conditions and ocular surgery. He is also involved in research and clinical trials.