Thema Optical Partners with Miami Dade College

Thema Optical, an Italian manufacturer of high-end and custom-made eyewear with a U.S. factory in Miami, has partnered with Miami Dade College and its Vision Care Technology and Opticianry program to help prepare students with the necessary knowledge and specialized skills required for vision care careers.

The program combines general education courses with career development and work experience. To ensure that the new generation of vision care students is exposed to the manufacturing side of the optical industry, Thema Optical provides an inside look at the art of making frames.

“It is an honor to partner with Miami Dade College and to open our facility to students who are as passionate about eyewear as we are,” said Giulia Valmassoi, chief executive officer of Thema Optical’s North America branch. “The future of the optical industry is bright and it is because of programs like this.”

As a part of Thema’s partnership, students meet at the manufacturing facility in Miami to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the frames are made with Thema’s patented 3D Acetate Technology and to learn about the many facets of manufacturing customizable eyewear.

For more information about Thema Optical, visit or call 786-803-8881.

About Thema Optical

Thema Optical was founded in 1993 by engineer and eyewear designer Giorgio Valmassoi in Domegge di Cadore, Italy, a small town located just north of Venice. His daughter, Giulia Valmassoi, expanded the company to North America in 2013 and, as chief executive officer of Thema’s North American branch, has since grown the company’s presence in the United States to more than 1,000 retailers nationwide with annual revenues of $2.5 million. Thema opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Miami in 2017, where it now manufactures four of Thema’s best-selling brands: iGreen Hi-Tech, O-Six, Giorgio Valmassoi 1971, and Philosopheyes. Connect with the company on Facebook @ThemaFamilyFactory and @iGreeneyewear, on Instagram @thema_a_family_factory  and @igreeneyewear, and on LinkedIn @Thema – A Family Factory. To learn more, visit or send an e-mail to

Miami Dade College Vision Care Technology and Opticianry program students with Giulia Valmassoi,
Jacopo Umattino, production manager working with the students.